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  • computer hacking has proven a persistent problem for drugmakers and authorities in their efforts to produce a coronavirus vaccine.

  • Now, software giant IBM has warned hackers have targeted computers critical to the distribution of vaccines.

  • IBM said in a block post Thursday it had uncovered a global fishing campaign.

  • It's focused on organizations associated with so called cold chain of vaccine distribution.

  • Building a secure cold chain is critical to the success of a global vaccine campaign.

  • It's the process needed to keep vaccine doses and extremely cold temperatures as they travel from manufacturers to people's arms.

  • For instance, the vaccine developed by Pfizer and beyond tech needs to be kept at minus 70 degrees Celsius.

  • IBM said it had detected an advanced group of hackers working to gather information about different features off the cold chain.

  • They used booby trapped emails sent in the name of an executive with hair by a medical hair is a Chinese cold chain provider that specializes in vaccine transport and sample storage.

  • IBM said the hackers went through an exceptional amount of effort with their research and efforts to seem convincing.

  • It believes the bogus emails went to around 10 different organizations, including the European Commission.

  • It's not clear who was behind the cyber attack.

  • Reuters has previously reported that cybersecurity experts have accused hackers linked to countries like North Korea, Russia and China of trying to steal information about the virus and potential treatments.

  • IBM said on this occasion there was no shortage of potential suspects.

computer hacking has proven a persistent problem for drugmakers and authorities in their efforts to produce a coronavirus vaccine.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/03
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