Russia Accused of Hacking COVID Vaccine Research Computers
July 16, 2020 (EIRNS)—The Russians have just been accused by British, American and Canadian intelligence agencies of hacking companies and organizations working on a COVID-19 vaccine. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC ) named the hacking group called APT29, also known as The Dukes or Cozy Bear. The NCSC says they are “more than 95% certain that the group is part of the Russian intelligence services,” BBC reports.
Cozy Bear is the same group blamed by CrowdStrike for hacking the DNC computer, which Bill Binney and others proved—and CrowdStrike’s Shawn Henry admitted—could not and did not happen. The latest report/warning was issued by the U.K.’s NCSC, the Canadian Communication Security Establishment (CSE), the United States Department for Homeland Security (DHS), the Cyber-security Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
Undocumented charges by discredited intelligence agencies with their own agenda, was good enough for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who said: “It is completely unacceptable that the Russian intelligence services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic. While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behavior, the U.K. and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health.”
BBC’s coverage did admit that “Understanding vaccine research and other details about the pandemic has become a top target for intelligence agencies around the world and many others, including Western spies, are likely to be active in this space.” They quote Professor Ross Anderson from the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory: “They have lots of people, we have lots of people, the Americans have even more people, as do the Chinese.... They are all trying to steal this kind of stuff all the time.”