Hackers are trying to steal the Covid-19 Vaccine code. A pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s has suffered a cyber attack.
According to the report, the company is researching on Covid-19 Vaccine. A data breach impacted its laboratory plants in India, Brazil, Russia, UK, and the USA.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company based in INDIA and overseas.
Now Dr. Reddy’s has shut down its plants temporarily after Cyber attacks.
Last week, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories said, along with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), has received approval from the Drug Control General of India (DCGI) to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India. According to the sources, it happened after the company received approval from DCGI.
Mukesh Rathi, CIO, Dr. Reddy’s stated in the matter that is as follows:
“In the wake of a detected cyber-attack, we have isolated all data center services to take required preventive actions. “We are anticipating all services to be up within 24 hours, and we do not foresee any major impact on our operations due to this incident.”
In January 2020, the Cyber security researchers of IBM X-Force and Kaspersky have detected the malicious files with Coronavirus’s name.
In March 2020, Hackers were targeting On World Health Organization (WHO).
In May 2020 Chinese Hackers Trying To Hack U.S. Firms For Covid-19 Research.
The joint statement of FBI and CISA said all U.S firms conducting COVID-19 work should maintain Cybersecurity to prevent an online theft.
In July, the US cybersecurity agencies have charged Chinese government-linked hackers targeting biotech company Moderna involved in developing a Vaccine.
There have been many reports of hackers trying to steal Covid-19 vaccine data from the US, UK, Canada, Japan, and INDIA.
In this Covid-19 situation, many pharmacy companies are doing humongous research to develop a potential vaccine. All these companies should secure their computers and networks through Honeypots, Firewalls, and other Cybersecurity measures.