Cyber-attack on EMA: Pfizer vaccine documents intercepted
In a joint statement, Pfizer and BioNTech confirmed the attack
The target of the cyberattack that the European Medicines Agency (Coreper) received on Wednesday afternoon was documents related to the development of the vaccine against Covid-19.
In a joint statement, Pfizer and BioNTech confirmed the attack and awaited further information from the EMA, but said the agency had assured them "that the cyber-attack would not have an impact on the vaccine approval timetable."
According to the Pfizer-BioNTech Joint Statement: Covid-19».
"None of BioNTech or Pfizer systems have been compromised and we do not know that the personal data of the study participants have been leaked," the two companies added.
It is not yet clear whether the documents for the Moderna vaccine have been violated.
It was not immediately clear when or how the attack took place, who was responsible or what other information may have been leaked.