Nation-State Attackers Actively Target COVID-19 Vaccine-Makers

Three nation-state cyberattack groups are actively attempting to hack companies involved in COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research, researchers said. Russia’s APT28 Fancy Bear, the Lazarus Group from North Korea and another North Korea-linked group dubbed Cerium are believed to be behind the ongoing assaults.

According to Tom Burt, corporate vice president of Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft, said on Friday that Microsoft has seen ongoing cyberattacks against at least seven different targets, spread out across the globe.

The majority of the targets are vaccine-makers that have advanced to various stages of clinical trials, Burt said – but one is a clinical research organization involved in trials, and one developed a COVID-19 test.

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Source: ThreatPost