March 01
2021
Trajan Shipley
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18th January 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Covid-19 Data, Tech & IP

Update on cyberattack on European Medicines Agency: information leaked

On 9 December 2020, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) based in Amsterdam suffered a cyberattack, and announced that it had ‘swiftly launched a full investigation’, cooperating with law enforcement and ‘other relevant entities’.

In a previous update, EMA announced that ‘some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines belonging to third parties have been leaked on the internet’. In its latest update, it confirms that this information includes internal confidential email correspondence relating to evaluation processes for COVID-19 vaccines, adding that it had been manipulated prior to it being leaked ‘in a way which could undermine trust in vaccines’.

Previous updates described the data b

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