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According to the US FBI, North Korean hackers wanted access to US technology to produce Covid vaccines.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a report released Thursday for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
According to him, North Korea, China and Russia have launched cyber operations targeting US Covid vaccines and related research.
In the past year, cybercriminals have targeted hospitals, health centers, and educational institutions in order to steal data or inject ransomware. As a result, computer networks and systems are disrupted, increasingly endangering patients’ lives.
The FBI chief stressed the need to make things more difficult for malicious cyber actors.
About a month ago, several US security agencies issued a joint warning that North Korean hackers could target hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the US with ransomware.
It said the attackers had been using Maui ransomware since May 2021.
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