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Clinical Trial Software Company Hit by Massive Ransomware Attack

October 5, 2020

Via: BioSpace

Last week, Universal Health Services (UHS) was hit by a massive ransomware attack, which is believed to be one of the largest cyberattacks on a medical institution in the U.S.

Now, Philadelphia-based software company eResearchTechnology (ERT), which offers software used in hundreds of clinical trials, has suffered a ransomware attack. The attack apparently began two weeks ago. Staffers at the company found they were locked out of their clinical trial data—data, in some cases, being gathered for COVID-19 vaccine trials.

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