Hackers Attack COVID Research Centers, Russia Blamed?
Online Hacker Groups Target COVID19 Vaccine Research CentersWhy of Course, it has to be the "Russians" states the USA, UK and Canada when the research and development centers at Oxford University and Imperial College London. According to the Foreign Office Tweet;— Foreign Office 🇬🇧 (@foreignoffice) July 16, 2020
Today the @NCSC and partners in 🇺🇸 and 🇨🇦, have revealed that Russian intelligence service cyber units have been behind a serious of irresponsible & unacceptable attacks collecting information on vaccine research. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/EMfKmHxCtV
Several online hacker groups are targeting the research centers in what appears to be an all out campaign to find real information about COVID19 and in the vaccine. Social media has been ablaze for months with hashtags such as #conjob19, #fauxvid, #endthelockdown and it is quite clear most are "non-believers" in wearing masks."Science simply doesn't support the data coming from the World Health Organization and The American CDC. There is no evidence to support wearing a mask will prevent transmission of COVID19. However there is plenty of evidence which supports wearing a mask while exercising, in high temperatures, and for prolonged periods of time is hazardous to your health"
The cyber espionage groups known as APT29, The Dukes, and Cozy Bear have been accused of being "Kremlin Linked" by UK's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and Canada's Communication Security Establishment (CSE). The National Security Agency of the United States has also supported the claims.
"APT29 is likely to continue to target organizations involved in COVID-19 vaccine research and development, as they seek to answer additional intelligence questions relating to the pandemic."
The Kremlin has stated it has no affiliation with these groups, and nor does it have any information related to the cyber attacks.