Cyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network
Tech firm IBM says it has uncovered global phishing campaign with hallmarks of being state-backed
A global phishing campaign targeting organisations working on the “cold chain” for Covid vaccines has been uncovered by researchers at IBM, who say it bears the marks of a nation-state attack.
From September 2020, organisations across six countries were sent emails purporting to be from Haier Biomedical, a member company of a long-running Unicef program which aims to strengthen vaccine supply chains. Those emails contained malicious attachments which, when opened, displayed a request for security credentials under the guise of being encrypted files.