Ransomware Attack Hits Clinical Trial Software Vendor


Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

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.

"On Sept. 20, ERT discovered a ransomware cyberattack," ERT vice president of marketing strategy Drew Bustos tells ISMG. "As a precautionary measure, we took...

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