On the heels of a previously-reported cyberattack on the European Medicines Agency (EMA), cybercriminals have spilled compromised data related to COVID-19 vaccinations onto the internet. The EMA is an agency of the European Union in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U, similar to the FDA in the U.S. In December, the agency disclosed that threat actors broke into its server and accessed documentation about the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. Specifically accessed were some documents relating to the regulatory submission for the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, which was stored on the EMA server, a Pfizer spokesperson confirmed to Threatpost. Fast forward to this week, when “the ongoing investigation of the cyberattack on EMA revealed that some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines belonging to third parties have been leaked on the internet.” According to a Tuesday update from the EMA on its website, “necessary action is being taken by the law-enforcement authorities.” The EMA has not disclosed detailed specifics of the cyberattack, including the timeframe, the initial point of compromise and what specific data on these regulatory submission documents was accessed. In its Tuesday update, it said it continues to notify “additional entities and individuals whose documents and personal data may have been subject to unauthorized access.” However, the networks of the EMA remain fully…
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