The European Medicines Agency reported Wednesday that it was the focus of a cyberattack involving some of the data around the first COVID-19 vaccine that’s being distributed in Europe.

In a brief statement yesterday, the EMA – which assesses medicines and vaccines for the European Union – only said it was the subject of a cyberattack and had swiftly launched a full investigation.

A more extensive announcement from U.S. drug company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, said the cyberattack centered around some documents relating to the regulatory submission to the EMA for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from the two companies. The corporate release said the information was stored on an EMA server and had been unlawfully accessed.

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