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Russia accused of ‘trying to steal’ virus vaccine secrets – Sydney Morning Herald

The United States, United Kingdom and Canada say Russian “state sponsored actors” are hindering research efforts at the height of the pandemic.

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The US National Security Agency and the British National Cyber Security Centre declined to identify victims of the hacks, although academic organisations and labs doing vaccine research appear to have been their focus.
The US National Security Agency said the hackers were trying to steal information by targeting organisations using malware and sending fraudulent emails to try to trick people into turning over passwords and other security credentials, all in an effort to access the research as w…

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