Hackers leak Moderna, Pfizer vaccine data stolen in EU cyberattack online 

The European Medicines Agency confirmed Jan. 12 that some of its data related to companies including Moderna and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines and treatments have been leaked on the internet by hackers.

The EMA was hit by a cyberattack in December, which left its data from Moderna, Pfizer and other third parties vulnerable to the hackers. The EMA is continuing to support the criminal investigation into the data breach and is notifying any individuals whose information and personal data may have been compromised. 

In December, both Moderna as well as Pfizer and BioNTech confirmed that certain documents relating to regulatory submissions for their COVID-19 vaccines had been stored on the EMA server that was inappropriately accessed. 

Despite the breach, the agency said it has remained fully functional and timelines related to evaluating and approving COVID-19 medicines and vaccines have not been affected.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 11:20 a.m. CST on Jan. 14 to include additional details from Pfizer. 

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