A cyber espionage campaign targeted at companies vital to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been detected.
According to an alert issued by the US government and a research blog published by IBM, the hacking campaign started in September.
It targeted a range of organisations, including in government and industry, that are associated with the COVID-19 ‘cold supply’ chain.
Although it is not clear whether the sophisticated phishing emails were successful, IBM warned that the campaign bore “the potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft”.
The emails were sent to 10 organisations, including the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation andCustoms Union, which handles tax and customs issues across the EU.
Source : Sky News