U.S., allies say Russian hackers targeting coronavirus research, vaccine development

Posted on AllSides July 16th, 2020
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Russian hackers are targeting organizations involved in developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, according to a joint advisory issued Thursday by the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

American, British and Canadian agencies said a well-known cyber espionage group widely believed to be part of the Russian government’s intelligence services are behind the effort.

Their advisory said the hackers — known by names such as APR29, the Dukes and Cozy Bear — have targeted organizations in the U.S., U.K. and Canada involved in developing a vaccine for COVID-19, the...

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