The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday said some documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines have been leaked on the internet. Law enforcement authorities have been taking necessary action, the agency said in a statement.

The ongoing investigation of the cyberattack on EMA revealed that some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines belonging to third parties have been leaked on the internet. Necessary action is being taken by the law enforcement authorities.

“The Agency continues to fully support the criminal investigation into the data breach and to notify any additional entities and individuals whose documents and personal data may have been subject to unauthorised access,” it added.

The European agency has so far approved the use of COVID-19 vaccines developed by PfizeR/BioNTech and US biotech firm Moderna.

Hacking attempts against healthcare and medical organizations have intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers ranging from state-backed spies to cyber criminals hunt for valuable information.

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