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Chinese Hackers Target Corona Vaccine-Making Serum Institute And Bharat Biotech

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China, which is facing allegations of spreading corona all over the world, is not deterring from its antics. Dragon now started targeting vaccine companies from other countries. Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech, two companies that manufacture corona vaccines in India, have recently been targeted by Chinese hackers. A report by the news agency Reuters has made such claims.

Reuters, quoting cyber intelligence firm Sypharma, said the two companies making Corona vaccines in India were targeted by Chinese government-backed hackers. According to Sypharma, a company associated with Golman Sachs, the Chinese hacking group APT10 took advantage of the flaws in the IT infrastructures of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute.

The APT10 Hacking Group is also known as Stone Panda. The hacking group had also breached the supply chain software of the two companies. Kumar Ritesh, chief executive of Cypharma, says the main objective of the cyber attack is to target intellectual property and gain a competitive edge over Indian companies. Ritesh was a cyber-related officer at the British intelligence agency MI6.

Ritesh said of the Chinese cyber-attack, ‘APT10 was targeting the Serum Institute, the serum has been making AstraZenka vaccine for many countries. Soon Serum Novavax is also going to be produced on a large scale. Hackers found many servers of this company to be weak. Hackers also talked about weak web applications and weak content management system, it is very worrying. ‘Ritesh said, ‘APT10 was targeting the Serum Institute, the serum has been making AstraZenka vaccine for many countries. Soon Serum Novavax is also going to be produced on a large scale. Hackers found many servers of this company to be weak. Hackers also talked about weak web applications and weak content management system, it is very worrying. ‘

Although the Chinese government has not yet responded to the cyber attack, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute have also refused to comment on any kind in the case. According to a 2018 report by the US Department of Justice, the hacking group APT10 works with China’s Ministry of State Security.

Significantly, in November last year, Microsoft had asked companies from Russia and North Korea to manufacture corona vaccines in several countries including India, Canada, France, USA, and targeted cyber attacks.

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