HomesecurityThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been hacked!

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been hacked!

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) responsible for approving vaccines COVID-19, said yesterday that he was hacked. In a two-paragraph statement posted on its website, the agency revealed the security incident, but said it could not reveal further details about the attack, as an investigation is currently under way.

The European Medicines Agency is in the process of examining applications for two vaccines COVID-19 - one from Moderna, and one developed in collaboration between BioNTech and Pfizer.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been hacked!

According to ZDNet, a spokesman for the organization, when asked about the hacking attack, declined to comment. In particular, the spokesman was asked if the attack was aimed at the vaccine approval process or if it was a financially motivated attack such as ransomware.

The news of her attack It is estimated that it may be an "object of exploitation" for the purpose of speculation among experts in the field of cyber security, about the real motives of the attack.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been hacked!

It is worth noting that in recent months, many companies working on research and development of vaccines for COVID-19 have been targeted by hackers, and especially of state-funded groups. These include the following: Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Genexine, Shin Poong Pharmaceutical, Celltrion, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Gilead, according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal.

Furthermore, the Microsoft products said in November that it had identified three state-owned hacking groups targeting seven companies working for development COVID-19 vaccines. The main ones are the Russian APT group "Fancy Bear", the hacking gang of North Korea "Lazarus" and "Cerium".

Speaking at Aspen Cyber ​​Summit last week, Marene Allison, director of security at Johnson & Johnson, said companies like her employer cyber attacks, behind which are state hackers, "every minute of the day".

IBM also reported last week that hackers tried to break into companies operating in "Cold chain" COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

Finally, the European Medicines Agency said it would provide more information about the hack when it learns more.

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