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Russian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchers

UK National Cyber Security Centre says drug firms and research groups being targeted by group known as APT29

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Russian state-sponsored hackers are targeting UK, US and Canadian organisations involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, according to British security officials.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said drug companies and research groups were being targeted by a group known as APT29, which was “almost certainly” part of the Kremlin’s intelligence services.

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