July 17, 2020, 05.20 PM

WASHINGTON, KOMPAS.com — The western governments of the UK, US, and Canada have laid blame on Russia over claims the Kremlin is hacking Covid-19 vaccine trials.

The three western governments believe that Russian intelligence is attempting to steal key private information about a Covid-19 vaccine.

The UK, US, Canada have issued a public warning of potential Russian meddling to scientists and medical companies.

The suspect is a common enemy of the three western governments.

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The US, UK, and Canadian governments shared that the hacking group behind the latest hacking virus vaccine trials is APT29 or also known as Cozy Bear.

APT29 is the same group that was embroiled in the hacking of the US Democratic Party’s email accounts during the 2016 US presidential election.

Now, the group is back and has set its eyes on academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in Covid-19 vaccine development.

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It is yet determined whether any crucial information was stolen.

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