North Koreans was accused by South Korea of trying to steal data on COVID-19 vaccines by hacking Pfizer. (Roman Harak is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

The National Intelligence Service in South Korea told a prominent lawmaker Tuesday that the North Koreans tried to steal data on COVID-19 vaccines by hacking Pfizer, one of the leading manufacturers in the global vaccination effort.

As of late Tuesday, Pfizer nor BioNTech, its German partner, had released a public statement on the alleged attack.

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