Hackers backed by Russia, N Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers: Microsoft

Microsoft has claimed that hackers backed by Russia and North Korea have targeted seven pharmaceutical companies in the USA, Canada, France, India and South Korea involved in the COVID-19 vaccine development efforts. Microsoft said that while it has blocked the “majority” of the attacks, some were successful.  The tech giant identified Russian group Strontium or APT28 or Fancy Bear, North Korea’s Zinc and Lazarus Group behind these attacks.

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