Intel: Putin’s Hillary Hackers Now After Our COVID-19 Vaccine Secrets

Intel: Putin’s Hillary Hackers Now After Our COVID-19 Vaccine Secrets 1
Sputnik/Sergey Pyatakov/Kremlin via Reuters

A Russian hacking group that played a role in breaking into Democratic networks during the 2016 election is now trying to steal coronavirus research, according to officials in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.  

In a joint cybersecurity advisory released by the three countries, intelligence agencies warned that a Russian hacking ground referred to as “APT29” had “targeted various organisations involved in COVID-19 vaccine development in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, highly likely with the intention of stealing information and intellectual property relating to the development and testing of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The group conducted basic vulnerability scanning against specific external IP addresses owned by the organizations. They then deployed public exploits against the vulnerable services identified.

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