The hackers who stole information about the COVID-19 vaccines in a cyber attack on the European Medicines Agency and then published them on the Internet "teased" the data with the aim of misinformation.
The hackers, according to the European Medicines Agency, wanted to undermine public confidence in vaccines.
In the latest update on the cyber attack first revealed last month, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) revealed how hackers had access to confidential internal emails since November about vaccine evaluation procedures. of COVID-19.
Ongoing research has found that some of the contents of these emails have been tampered with by hackers in an attempt to create mistrust about vaccines.
"Some of the correspondence has been harassed by the perpetrators before it was published, in a way that could undermine confidence in vaccines." he said EMA.
It is not certain who the perpetrators of the cyber-attack against the EMA are or why they tampered with the data before sharing it on the internet. Of course the research continues according to the European Medicines Agency.
"The agency continues to fully support the investigation into the breach, and action is required by law enforcement."
The UK National Cyber Security Center, Microsoft and the World Health Organization are among those who have issued warnings for hackers targeting healthcare, pharmaceuticals, universities and other organizations involved in the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
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