Hackers target groups in COVID vaccine distribution, says IBM
Targets included the European Commission's Directorate-General of Taxation and Customs Union and companies that make solar panels for powering portable vaccine refrigerators.
New Delhi: IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the WHO's initiative for distributing Covid-19 vaccine to developing nations. The researchers said they could not be sure who was behind the campaign, which began in September, or if it was successful. But the precision targeting and careful efforts to leave no tracks bore "the potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft", they said in a blog post on Thursday.