Oxford University lab with COVID-19 research links targeted by hackers

An Oxford University lab conducting research into the coronavirus pandemic has been compromised by cyberattackers.

Oxford University, one of the most prominent educational institutions in the UK, was made aware of the security breach on Thursday.

The university confirmed that a security incident took place at the Division of Structural Biology lab, also known as “Strubi,” after Forbes disclosed that hackers were boasting of access to the school’s systems.

Strubi’s labs are used by students studying molecular and biological science, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford team has been researching the virus itself and examining vaccine candidates.

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Source: ZDNet