US, UK, Canada Allege Russia Trying To Hack COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers

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The U.S., Great Britain and Canada are alleging that Russia is attempting to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine from researchers and organizations in the three countries through cyberattacks.

The three allied countries allege that the hacking group known as APT29, or “Cozy Bear,” which is largely believed to operate as part of Russia’s security services, is conducting an “ongoing” cyber campaign to steal intellectual property about a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

“Russian cyber actors are targeting organisations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, UK security officials have revealed,” the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed Thursday in an online post.

Read more at The Hill.

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