An online hacker group known as ‘The Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’, which is “almost certainly” linked to the Kremlin, have targeted researchers working on a #COVID19 vaccine, the #UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and allies say.
The UK’s NCSC, in conjunction with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), have assessed that a cyber espionage group called APT29 is guilty of an ongoing campaign of “malicious activity” that began in February or March to target critical Covid-19 research projects at Oxford University and Imperial College London.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti that #Russia does not have any information about who could hack pharmaceutical companies and research centers in the UK.
Kirill Dmitriev, head of the ‘Russian sovereign wealth fund’, which is investing in vaccine research in Russia joins RT to share his view on the issue.
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