The European Medicines Agency claims that a group of cybercriminals has stolen private documents that could include the exact composition and manufacturing details of Pfizer’s vaccine.
A few days after the vaccine was first administered in the UK, someone illegally accessed the Agency’s vaccine regulation documents.
Although much of the list of vaccine components is public, the Agency probably has non-public information, such as exact data on its active components and manufacturing details. Since the agency is a focal point, it will have confidential information that some governments may find valuable.
Apparently, no breaches have been detected in Pfizer’s security systems, nor are there any signs that personal data has been accessed. Police are already investigating the case.
Last month, a government-funded hacker group tried to compromise the vaccine supply chain. His attack was aimed at the technology and processes that keep vaccines in the extreme cold during transit.