Cyber Attack on European Medical Agency (EMA)

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European Medical Agency that is supervising the R&D and the corona virus vaccination injecting program to populace across UK has announced on Wednesday that it became a victim of cyber attack.

Security experts from the Amsterdam based EMA are not sure on whether any data related to the COVID-19 development was leaked or accessed by hackers and has a detailed probe to find out the impact strength.

Most of who are active online know that in the past three months there have been a lot of reports on media about healthcare and medical organizations being attacked by hackers to steal intelligence related to the vaccine helpful to curb the spread on COVID-19 Pandemic that started in November 2019 from China.

FYI, EMA is the authorizing agency that gave a conditional approval to Pharma companies like Pfizer and BioNTech to offer their vaccine on a commercial note in countries like United States, UK, India and Canada. However, a last call is awaited as the decision will be taken in a meeting to be held on December 29, 2020.

EMA has also acted as a regulator for the vaccine produced by Oxford University in association with AstraZeneca, and the developments have so far proven in favor of the human race.

Note 1- In July this year, Britain’s NCSC accused Russia for stealing details related to vaccine research and development from pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, AstraZeneca, and a South Korean laboratory. But the Kremlin denied these allegations as completely false and tagged as an imaginative story compiled by a team of journos from the Wall Street Journal.

Note 2- Microsoft has urged all vaccine makers to raise their IT Infrastructure’s defense line after it found evidence that a hackers group suspected to be funded by china has stolen sensitive details from a Spanish laboratory through a cyber attack.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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