In one of its blog posts, Microsoft said that some hackers from Russia and North Korea have targeted companies that are currently working on the development of a vaccine against Covid-19. According to the blog post, seven prominent pharmaceutical companies and scientists from Canada, the USA, India, South Korea, and France. The hackers have their eye on those makers whose vaccines are in different clinical trials.
However, Microsoft hasn’t disclosed the name of companies but have alarmed the organizations under threat and also offered them their sincere help. The company also did not tell if any data have been stolen or not. What the tech giant tells is that they have blocked most of the attacks through their security protections.
Hackers made several login attempts in order to invade the system and spear-phishing methods. The hackers portrayed themselves as candidates in search of job and WHO’s representatives. It is undoubtedly pretty stressful that even a deadly pandemic is not safe from cybercrimes.