Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Targeted in EU Cyberattack
According to cybersecurity experts, another cyberattack targeting COVID-19 vaccine development has occurred, this time accessing documentation about the vaccine created by Pfizer and BioNTech. Threat actors have been bent on stealing COVID-19 vaccine data, and this marks another breach in a series of efforts by malicious actors to capitalizing on the global pandemic.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a brief statement concerning that the attack occurred and ensuring that a full investigation with law enforcement was underway. The EMA stated that more details would be available as the investigation progresses. Pfizer and BioNTech also released a statement, confirming that the two companies’ systems remain secure, ensuring that personal data from patients collected in trials was not at risk.