EMA Targeted in Cyber Attack

In a short statement published on its website, The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said: “EMA has been the subject of a cyberattack. The agency has swiftly launched a full investigation, in close cooperation with law enforcement and other relevant entities.

“EMA cannot provide additional details whilst the investigation is ongoing. Further information will be made available in due course,” it concluded.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU.

It is not clear whether the attack was successful, nor whether it will have an impact on the agency approving COVID-19 vaccines