(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp. said on Wednesday that its cyber security unit has detected more digital attacks targeting the global supply chain for the COVID-19 vaccine since the issue was originally flagged late last year.
The cloud service provider said it recently found that the phishing campaign has targeted 44 more companies involved in the complex logistical work of distributing COVID-19 vaccines in 14 countries. the process required to keep vaccine doses at extremely cold temperatures as they travel from manufacturer to recipient.
IBM said that some of the emails from hackers were sent several months before the approval of any vaccine variant. It has previously been said that hackers used carefully crafted jailed emails sent in the name of a manager with Haier Biomedical, a Chinese supplier of cold chains.
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