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Hackers infiltrate Oxford University's biochemical systems, COVID-19 research

Becker's Hospital Review

Jackie Drees

Hackers recently broke into Oxford University's biochemical systems and COVID-19 research and offered the information online for sale, according to a Feb. 25 Forbes report.

Oxford confirmed on Feb. 25 that it had detected and isolated an incident at its Division of Structural Biology, where hackers accessed a number of its systems and machines used to prepare biochemical samples.

The university would not comment further on the breach but told the publication it notified the British intelligence agency's National Cyber Security Center, which is investigating the attack.

"We have identified and contained the problem and are now...

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