Chinese hackers target Vaccine Makers SII and Bharat Biotech
Chinese hackers are targeting Indian COVID-19 vaccine developers, manufacturers and administrators. Hackers are targeting India’s Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Patanjali and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Look at these 12 countries
India supplies more than 60 percent of the vaccine globally. According to the report, Chinese hackers are targeting the Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech, Patanjali and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Apart from India, twelve countries including Japan, USA, UK, Australia, Spain, Italy and Germany are on the radar of hackers.
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Microsoft said in November that it had detected cyber attacks from Russia and North Korea targeting COVID-19 vaccine companies in India, Canada, France, South Korea and the United States. North Korean hackers also tried to break into the system of British drugmaker AstraZeneca. Earlier, South Korea’s spy agency had said in its report that North Korean hackers tried to hack the computer system of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
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A case was also revealed in December last year
Also in December last year, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) was successfully attacked by hackers. Cyber criminals leaked it in January this year after stealing sensitive data related to the COVID-19 vaccine and its research.