Targeting of pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers with password spraying
Date of report
  • November 2020
Russian hackers used password spraying in attempts to access accounts belonging to individuals involved in vaccine development.
Suspected victims
  • Pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers in the United States, Canada, France, India, and South Korea
Suspected state sponsor
  • Russian Federation
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown