Ransomware attack “hits” clinical trials against COVID-19

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A Philadelphia company, accepted attack ransomware that slowed down some of the tests COVID-19 in the last two weeks. This company sells software used in hundreds of clinical trials, including the development effort test, treatments and a coronavirus vaccine.

The attack on eResearchTechnology, started two weeks ago when employees discovered they had been locked out of data ransomware, an attack that holds victims’ data hostage until they pay to unlock it. THE ERT said patients were never at risk, but clients said the attack forced investigators to monitor their patients with pen and paper.

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