Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor

A recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and other drug clinical trials illustrates the increasing cyberthreats facing medical industry supply chain partners.

Philadelphia-based eResearchTechnology, which provides clinical trial oversight software to drug makers and testing firms, was recently hit by a variant of the Ryuk ransomware, the company confirmed to Information Security Media Group on Tuesday.

Carrie Whysall, Director of Managed Security Services, CISM at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which discusses the recent ransomware attack on a provider of software used by firms involved with COVID-19 vaccine development and other drug clinical trials – which illustrates the increasing cyberthreats facing medical industry supply chain partners.

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