July 16, 2020 9h54
Updated at 10.03 a.m.
The Russian hackers allegedly attempted to steal research on the COVID-19 in Canada
The canadian Press
OTTAWA – The Centre of the communications security establishment of Canada (CSE) said that cyberactivités malicious are very likely to have been undertaken for plunder of the information and intellectual property relating to the development and testing of vaccines against the novel coronavirus.
The agency claims that the activity underground is hampering the search efforts at a time when health care experts and medical researchers need all the resources available for the fight against the pandemic.
The canadian Centre for cyber security of the CSE believes that APT29, also known under the names “Dukes” or “Cozy Bear”, is at the origin of this malicious activity and that it has almost certainly resulted in this e-business for the account of the intelligence services of Russia.
This assessment is supported by the partners of the National Cyber Security Center in the uk, of the National Security Agency of the United States and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the u.s. Department of homeland security.
The TSA urges canadian health organizations to consult with his technical bulletin on the threat and to take all necessary measures to protect themselves.