What is Cozy Bear? What we know about the hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 research - 2020-07-18

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F0.png What is Cozy Bear? What we know about the hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 research July 18, 2020, Kerri Breen, Global News

Western cybersecurity officials have issued a warning — they believe hackers backed by the Russian government are looking to gain access to COVID-19 research around the world.

In a joint release on Thursday with the U.S. and U.K., the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) said a group called Cozy Bear has been targeting organizations carrying out vaccine research — "very likely" in attempts to steal data and intellectual property.

Cozy Bear's activities include the use of a type of malware known as "WellMess" and "WellMail," according to a statement from the CSE.

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{{cite news | first = Kerri | last = Breen | title = What is Cozy Bear? What we know about the hackers accused of targeting COVID-19 research | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/7188591/cozy-bear-coronavirus-explained/ | work = Global News | date = July 18, 2020 | accessdate = July 19, 2020 }}