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Hackers accessed vaccine documents in cyber-attack on EMA

Papers relating to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reportedly targeted in attack on European Medicines Agency

German biotech firm BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents relating to the Covid-19 vaccine it has developed with Pfizer were “unlawfully accessed” after a cyber-attack on Europe’s medicines regulator.

Earlier, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – which is responsible for assessing and approving vaccines for the European Union – said it had been targeted in a cyber-attack. It gave no further details.

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