S KOREA FOILS N KOREA ATTEMPT TO HACK COVID-19 VACCINE MAKERS

Written by on November 27, 2020

SOUTH KOREA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOILED NORTH KOREAN ATTEMPTS TO HACK INTO SOUTH KOREAN COMPANIES DEVELOPING CORONAVIRUS VACCINES, THE NEWS1 AGENCY REPORTED ON FRIDAY, CITING A MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.

LEGISLATOR HA TAE-KEUNG SAID AFTER BEING BRIEFED BY THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICE THE AGENCY DID NOT SPECIFY HOW MANY AND WHICH DRUGMAKERS WERE TARGETED BUT SAID THERE WAS NO DAMAGE FROM THE HACKING ATTEMPTS

LAST WEEK, MICROSOFT SAID HACKERS WORKING FOR THE RUSSIAN AND NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENTS HAD TRIED TO BREAK INTO THE NETWORKS OF SEVEN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND VACCINE RESEARCHERS IN SOUTH KOREA, CANADA, FRANCE, INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES.


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