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North Korea accused of Pfizer Covid vaccine cyber attack

February 16, 2021

An apparent cyber attack on pharmaceutical company Pfizer was probably an attempt to steal Covid-19 vaccine information by North Korean state-backed actors, according to South Korea’s intelligence service, which briefed lawmakers during a closed-door session, says news agency Yonhap.

National Assembly opposition member Ha Tae-keung revealed that Pfizer was among a number of organisations hacked recently, in remarks reviewed by Reuters.

“There were attempts to steal Covid vaccine and treatment technology during cyber attacks and Pfizer was hacked,” he said.

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