While almost every country is trying to develop a successful vaccine for coronavirus with the help of their studies. Although in the meantime, some are just trying to peek into what others are experimenting with.
The UK, US, and Canada are in the list of countries that are profoundly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations are working to develop vaccines for this virus.
But according to The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Russian spies are hacking the vaccine-related data and hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services.”
According to NCSC, it is not known that any information was stolen yet or not. It is also not clear which organization is targeted. Meanwhile, Russia denied taking any responsibility for this act.
On a news agency channel ‘Tass Newsagency,’ President Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “We do not have any information about who may have hacked into pharmaceutical companies and research centers in Great Britain. We can say one thing – Russia has nothing at all to do with these attempts.”
An international group of security services published some warnings:
- the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
- the Canadian Communication Security Establishment (CSE)
-the United States Department for Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
“The received wisdom is that in cyberspace, attribution is difficult but not impossible. Usually, the security services are much more hedgy in their language if they think there is any doubt.”
“Cozy Bear has been implicated in past cyber-attacks and has left quite a trail, and there are fairly good links to the Russian state itself.” expert Emily Taylor commented from the Chatham House think tank.
In the recent few years, hackers of many different western countries were blackguards who used to target companies and organizations of the country by the Western Security agencies to discourage them.
Instead of talking about local state local hackers or other cautious references, officials are putting direct allegations on Russian spies in case of recent activity by targeting coronavirus vaccine information.
In the current situation of the world, it is not a very surprising claim as everyone in this world is trying to figure out the solution to this pandemic and its top priority for every intelligence agency to collect and secure details of this pandemic.