North Korean hackers tried breaking into the computer systems of pharmaceutical company Pfizer to access information on a coronavirus vaccine, according to a South Korean lawmaker and multiple reports.
Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to obtain technology involving the Covid vaccine and treatment by using cyberwarfare to hack into Pfizer,” said Parliament member Ha Tae-keung following a closed-door hearing, according to Agence France-Presse.
The U.S. State Department and Pfizer did not immediately respond to emails from Fox News.
The reported attempt by North Korea, although bold, is not all that surprising. U.N. security experts recently found that North Korean hackers stole about $316 million to improve its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
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