Hackers Steal Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Documents

Hackers have stolen Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine documents from the European Medicines Agency.

Hackers have stolen Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine documents from the European Medicines Agency.

“Today, we were informed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that the agency has been subject to a cyber-attack and that some documents relating to the regulatory submission for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, which has been stored on an EMA server, had been unlawfully accessed,” announced BioNTech.

Pfizer and BioNTech clarified that any personal data of trial participants had not been compromised during the cyberattack.

The EMA confirmed that it had indeed been breached and that an investigation has been opened. 

The EMA clarified that the hacking incident will not impact the timeline for the vaccine review, which is due to be completed by December 29.

It was not reported when or how the attack took place, who was responsible, or what other data may have been compromised but the EMA said they are cooperating with law enforcement agencies. 

“EMA cannot provide additional details whilst the investigation is ongoing. Further information will be made available in due course,” said the EMA. 


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