Russian hackers at work in the quest for a vaccine

Les pirates russes à l’œuvre dans la quête d’un vaccin

When we think of “hackers” or Russian hackers, we think of very often in the presidential election of 2016. If the reflex is understandable because of the interference in Russian during the campaign, a threat also on the countryside 2020, piracy is not limited exclusively to the political struggle american.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of London reports this morning that the hackers try to steal data related to the search for a vaccine to stop the spread of the COVID-19.

There are numerous attempts to infiltrate the organizations that perform research or that already offer health care. The pirates would be to work primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

The group Cozy Bear has been designated as the main responsible for these attacks and the representatives of the three countries referred to consider that this group is closely linked to the intelligence services of russia.

You will hardly be astonished if I tell you, the laboratory and the country that will produce the first vaccine will enjoy a great prestige, but also a great influence. The first tests on humans have begun there is little, and the Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are linked to this important step.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, almost all countries in a race to the vaccine, agree to share data and results. It is also claimed to want to share this vaccine with partners, and distribute it first to its most vulnerable groups.

If the hacking is addressed primarily to the data of primary importance for the development of the vaccine, the american officials of the Cyber Command, the command responsible for the security of the information to the department of Defense, have already identified the hackers , who aim to make money from the information.

The production of the vaccine will undoubtedly be a profitable operation, and the scientific data obtained are worth gold.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has got what he wanted with the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, because the United States have been disrupted and that their leadership on the international scene has been seriously shaken.

If he has always denied, even with a smile, the links between the pirates and its government, one can imagine that getting the vaccine would be included advantageously in its strategy to bring back to Russia all its brilliance. Make Russia great again…

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