The European medicines agency EMA reports that stolen documentation about corona medicines and vaccines appeared online in December. The agency reported being hacked on December 9. It is not yet known who is behind the hack.
In an update on its website, the European Medicines Agency reports that an investigation into the cyber attack in December has revealed that some stolen documents related to third-party medicines and vaccines against the coronavirus have appeared online. The service is responsible for evaluating medicines and vaccines and in December assessed the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, among others.
The agency does not report in the update which data has appeared online, where it is located and whether it is for sale. Bleepingcomputer says it’s data about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. On December 31, the website discovered that alleged stolen EMA data appeared online on various hacker forums. A screenshot shows that someone claims to have data from the Pfizer vaccine. Sources tell BleepingComputer that at least email screenshots, EMA peer review comments, Word documents, PDFs and PowerPoint presentations have been leaked.
According to the NOS, the hack in December is a targeted attack by a foreign intelligence service, which was intended to collect information about the functioning of the various corona vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna that the EMA assessed. It is not yet known which foreign intelligence service must have been.