Russian hackers targeting healthcare orgs for coronavirus vaccine info

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre said in an advisory Thursday that Russian hackers are targeting organizations involved in coronavirus vaccine development and testing.

The statement, which was endorsed by the U.S. and Canadian governments, said that the hacking group uses a variety of methods "to predominantly target governmental, diplomatic, think-tank, healthcare and energy targets for intelligence gain."

According to the NCSC, throughout 2020, the hackers – known as APT29, "the Dukes" or "Cozy Bear" – have zeroed in on organizations working on the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada....

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