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Russian hackers are still going after coronavirus vaccine makers, Microsoft warns

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Russian hackers are still going after coronavirus vaccine makers, Microsoft warns

Microsoft wants Russian and North Korean hacking groups to just cut it out already. 

In a Nov. 13 blog post, Microsoft’s vice president of customer security and trust, Tom Burt, details repeated efforts by state-sponsored hacking groups to infiltrate companies around the globe. And unlike the popular conception of hackers targeting customers for profit, the victims this time around are working to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.  

Hospitals and medical researchers have, in the past, been casualties of state-sponsored hacking efforts. However, the latest efforts from one Russian and two North Korean groups — which Microsoft claims involve spear phishing and password spraying — represent the continuation of a disturbing new trend. Read more…

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