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Hackers From North Korea Attack Drug Companies Working On Covid-19 Vaccine

Published by on November 27, 2020

Hackers From North Korea Attack Drug Companies Working On Covid-19 Vaccine

Hackers From North Korea Attack Drug Companies Working On Covid-19 Vaccine
Amidst the Covid-19 Vaccine success reports, some are against the production and distribution of the vaccines.

An official in South Korea, on intelligence reports, has accused North Korea of attempting cyber attacks on companies connected with vaccine development.

Recall that North Korea announced in July that it was developing its own vaccine for Covid-19.

However, South Korean lawmaker, Ha Tae-keung told reporters after attending a closed-door briefing by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) that the North tried to hack at least one South Korean pharmaceutical company developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

The lawmaker who is a member of the parliamentary intelligence committee, said the NIS didn’t says exactly which company was targeted, but there was no damage from the hacking attempts.

US-based cyber security firm Cybereason said earlier this month that a group of hackers from North Korea was targeting companies working on the research.

The software giant made allegations against Russian hackers as well.

However, Russian officials previously said they did not see any reason for such cyber intrusions. It said the the country is developing several vaccines by itself.

Pyongyang did not comment on the recent allegations. In May, it denounced the accusations of cyber warfare made by the US as a smear campaign.

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