Microsoft: State-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine creators

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State-sponsored campaigns to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers might be more commonplace than previously thought. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has detected hacks from three “nation-state actors” targeting seven pharmaceutical firms and researchers…

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FBI accuses China of attempting to steal US COVID-19 research

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Today, the FBI warned that China-backed hackers are attempting to steal COVID-19 research from organizations in the US. In a joint statement, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that they have observed…

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Twitter will direct vaccine-related searches to ‘a credible’ source

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Nearly every social media platform has introduced tools to stop the spread of misinformation around vaccines. The latest change comes from Twitter. Now, when users search for vaccine-related content, they’ll first see a link to, which is…

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Instagram will block hashtags spreading fake news about vaccines

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Just one day after coming under fire for inconsistent practices in its handling of misinformation about vaccines, Instagram told Engadget that it will block hashtags that surface "verifiably false" information regarding vaccinations….

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