Cyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network

Posted by on December 3, 2020 9:41 am
Categories: Global Stories

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.

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