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