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UK accuses Russia of ‘despicable’ hacking attacks on COVID-19 researchers, meddling in UK election – ABC News

The United Kingdom’s cyber intelligence body levels accusations at Russia of hacking COVID-19 vaccine researchers, a claim Russia then swiftly denies.

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The United Kingdom has accused Russian-backed hackers of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world.
Key points:

  • Britain’s National Cybersecurity Centre made the announcement, which was coordinated with authorities in the US and Canada
  • It was unclear whether any information had been stolen
  • The NCC said individuals’ confidential information had not been compromised

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