Following a data breach in December, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) today revealed, that data concerning the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, has been leaked online. Fortunately, the EMA has stated that the regulatory network remains fully functional and that any COVID-19 evaluation and approval timelines have not been affected by the breach. The stolen data includes email screenshots, EMA peer review comments, Word documents, PDFs, and PowerPoint presentations, all of which have been leaked.
The agency launched an investigation in cooperation with law enforcement in December, and any additional entities and individuals who may have been affected will be notified.
Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online