Russian hackers trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, claims UK

UK, US and Canada are urging medical institutions around the world to be on high alert for cyber attacks

Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, according to the UK's cyber security agency.

A co-ordinated statement from the UK, US and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also known as 'Cozy Bear', which they said was almost certainly operating as part of Russian intelligence services.

"We condemn these despicable attacks against those doing vital work to combat the coronavirus pandemic," said National