by Paul Ducklin Last week, a UK journalist reported an incident that he subtitled with the words, “Hilarious mix-up may have highlighted a potential issue with the vaccine roll-out.” As you probably know, medical mix-ups have a habit of ending badly, especially when they involve automated calculations that determine drug . . . Read more
The nation-state actor is looking to speed up vaccine development efforts in North Korea. The advanced persistent threat (APT) known as Lazarus Group and other sophisticated nation-state actors are actively trying to steal COVID-19 research to speed up their countries’ vaccine-development efforts. That’s the finding from Kaspersky researchers, who found . . . Read more
Cybercriminals are leveraging the recent rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines globally in various cyberattacks – from stealing email password to distributing the Zebrocy malware. Cybercriminals are tapping into the impending rollout of COVID-19 vaccines with everything from simple phishing scams all the way up to sophisticated Zebrocy malware campaigns. Security . . . Read more
Cybercriminals try to steal the credentials of top companies associated with the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain in an espionage effort. A sophisticated, global phishing campaign has been targeting the credentials of organizations associated with the COVID-19 “cold-chain” – companies that ensure the safe preservation of vaccines by making sure they are stored . . . Read more
Global biotech firm Miltenyi, which supplies key components necessary for COVID-19 treatment research, has been battling a malware attack.
Dr. Reddy’s, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.