Hackers taking aim at crucial COVID-19 vaccine 'cold chain,' says IBM

Healthcare IT News: A "global phishing campaign" is underway, targeting companies involved with the refrigerated supply chain infrastructure needed for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, a new report from IBM X-Force shows.

The report, which has been amplified by the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (whose director was ousted by President Trump just weeks ago), says unknown bad cyber actors are launching phishing and spear phishing emails to company executives and other organizations involved in the sub-zero storage and transport – or "cold chain" – needed for distribution of vaccines developed by AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer and others.

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