(Reuters) – The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday that some COVID-19-related documents and data obtained in a cyber attack it uncovered in early December had been leaked to the internet.
The European Medicines Agency did not provide information on the documents or data made available online, but said that the necessary measures were taken by law enforcement agencies.
Hacking attempts against health care organizations have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers from state-backed spies to cybercriminals in search of valuable information.
"The Agency continues to fully support the criminal investigation of the data breach and to notify additional entities and persons whose documents and personal data may have been subject to unauthorized access," the EMA said.
The watchdog has so far not named the third parties involved, but Pfizer and BioNTech announced shortly after the EMA's first revelation that documents related to their vaccine were reached in the incident.
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