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Cyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network

Tech firm IBM says it has uncovered global phishing campaign with hallmarks of being state-backed

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A global phishing campaign targeting organisations working on the “cold chain” for Covid vaccines has been uncovered by researchers at IBM, who say it bears the marks of a nation-state attack.

From September 2020, organisations across six countries were sent emails purporting to be from Haier Biomedical, a member company of a long-running Unicef programme that aims to strengthen vaccine supply chains.

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