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House legislators are concerned about cybersecurity at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a little-noticed October hack revealed users’ names and passwords.
On Oct. 15, an unauthorized user snuck in to one of the agency’s online submission systems and gained access to passwords, phone numbers and email addresses for about 5,000 active accounts.
Five Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to the agency on Monday asking for information about the event and directing it to obtain an outside audit.
“The security breach of FDA’s gateway system not only compromised the security of personal identifiable information, but also compromised the protection of confidential business information and medical privacy information of patients enrolled in clinical trials,” they wrote.
“It is essential to the fulfillment of FDA’s mission that regulated industry and patients have confidence in the security of sensitive information they submit to the FDA.”