Coronavirus : London accuses of Russian hackers want to steal research on a vaccine

Coronavirus : Londres accuse des pirates russes de vouloir voler des recherches sur un vaccin

The government agency uk in charge of cyber security has accused Thursday a group of hackers to take on organizations in the british, canadian and american to steal their research in the development of a vaccine against the new coronavirus, claiming that it is “almost certain” that they operate for the information Russian.

“The threat group, known under the name of APT29” or “Dukes” or ” Cozy Bear “, “operates almost certainly be in the framework of the intelligence services of the Russian,” said in a statement the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), adding that its american counterparts and the canadians had arrived at the same conclusion.

The Kremlin rejects accusations

The Kremlin has denied on Thursday any interference in the elections of 2019, and any attempt of theft of current research on a vaccine against the new coronavirus, after accusations that the british in this sense.

“We have no information on who was able to hack into pharmaceutical companies or research centres in Great Britain. (…) We reject these accusations as the new baseless allegations about interference in the elections in 2019 “, said Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Russian presidency, quoted by the news agency, State-Tass.

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