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Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Miyachi: 12:09pm On Dec 10, 2020
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which assesses medicines and vaccines for the European Union, said hours earlier it had been targeted in a cyberattack . It gave no further details.

Pfizer and BioNTech said they did not believe any personal data of trial participants had been compromised and EMA “has assured us that the cyber attack will have no impact on the timeline for its review.”

It was not immediately clear when or how the attack took place, who was responsible or what other information may have been compromised.

The two companies said they had been informed by the EMA “that the agency has been subject to a cyber attack and that some documents relating to the regulatory submission for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate” had been viewed.

Such documents could be extremely valuable to other countries and companies rushing to develop vaccines, experts said.

“When it comes to the data submitted to these kinds of regulatory bodies, we are talking confidential information about the vaccine and its mechanism of action, its efficiency, its risks & known possible side effects and any unique aspects such as handling guidelines,” said Marc Rogers, founder of a volunteer group fighting Covid-related breaches, CTI-League.

“It also provides detailed information on other parties involved in the supply and distribution of the vaccine and potentially significantly increases the attack surface for the vaccine,” adding more ways the formulas or production could be hacked or stolen.

The companies said[b] “no BioNTech or Pfizer systems have been breached in connection with this incident and we are unaware that any study participants have been identified through the data being accessed.”[/b]

A spokeswoman for BioNTech declined further comment. Pfizer did not respond to a request for further comment.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is a top contender in the global race to beat back COVID-19. It is already being administered in Britain.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ema-cyber/hackers-steal-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-data-in-europe-companies-say-idUSKBN28J2Q7

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Loner97(m): 12:11pm On Dec 10, 2020
E don happen
Problem no fit finish!

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Karlifate: 12:33pm On Dec 10, 2020
Well, the greatest data security risk is posed to organizations by insiders, as they have access to sensitive information on a regular basis, and may know how that information is protected.

The same can be said about the doomsday aircraft that was robbed in Russia.

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by slawormiir: 12:46pm On Dec 10, 2020
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....
I can bet my balls na Russia

Russia are so full of themselves
Pride na im dey worry Russia

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by GodSaklek(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
I don't trust Russia on this....

. Those people are capable of anything on earth

grin

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by webmaster99(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
hahahaha

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Astonmartin(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
K

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by olaboy33(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
Politics on another scale.

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by TOPCRUISE(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
So how is that a problem. Is the data not in their head or a hard drive or somewhere. At least there will be backup. The act will at least not corrupt the vaccine that will be produced.
Why Covid 19 is no more increasing in China despite their billion population calls for suspicion

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by chrisxxx(m): 12:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
Ask China

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by youngmonie: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
CHINA OR RUSSIA!

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by datola: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Ah

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by talktrue1234: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Someone don cashout

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by blacknoir: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Laughs in chinese

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Johnbosco77(m): 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
#End police brutality in Nigeria

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by datola: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Enemies of progress.

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by datola: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Ah
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Prechgold1180(m): 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
cheesy
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by kudinkarfe: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Wtf. Wonder why this oyibo go de still each others knowledge and idea but if we try Yahoo Yahoo they will be calling us with bad name.
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by kambili999(f): 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Omg

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Harrykn: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
I know it's the handwork of our ....
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by fastseo: 12:48pm On Dec 10, 2020
Wonder if Nigeria Government has any secret

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by techmo(m): 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
cool




Na wa

Some people are hell bent on wrecking havoc with this pandemic


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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Mrbukus(m): 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
Loner97:
E don happen
Problem no fit finish!
The matter weak me too grin shocked shocked
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Goldp5988(f): 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
Ahahahhahahah have wahala no good oh
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Meskalito1(m): 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
Any bicycle I see on the road, I remember wahala undecided

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by micellgevity: 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
End time data stealers. Wahala be like a bicycle, very easy to start.
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Prechgold1180(m): 12:49pm On Dec 10, 2020
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
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I b try reach ur syd but no good weed seller
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by EleventhWeirdo: 12:50pm On Dec 10, 2020
It may be a preemptive false alarm to deflate public expectations or contest the originality of rivals' vaccines.

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by neduboo(m): 12:50pm On Dec 10, 2020
The context of this message is different from what the moderator titled it.


Reported speech can be a problem though

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Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by Digitalcreator(m): 12:50pm On Dec 10, 2020
If dey can move data from Europe. Africa don finish
Re: Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data Stolen In Europe by jamalnation(m): 12:50pm On Dec 10, 2020
Inside job

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