IBM says “Companies involved with Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ supply process will be the next target of hackers”

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In a recent report published by IBM the company informed about “a global phishing campaign” focused on organizations associated with the COVID-19 vaccine “cold chain” process. “Cold chain” is the process of keeping the vaccine doses at extremely cold temperatures (minus 70 degrees Celsius or below) while transporting them from manufacturers to people’s arms in order to prevent spoiling.

 As reported by the company, hackers have shifted their attention towards the companies associated with the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines all over the world and these companies will be the next target of the hackers. IBM’s cybersecurity unit has detected an advanced group of hackers working to gather information about different aspects of the cold chain supply process. Apart from companies associated with transportation, hackers have also targeted the companies involved in the manufacture of solar panels, which are used to power vaccine refrigerators in warm countries, and petrochemical products that could be used to derive dry ice.

 The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has considered the issue with utmost importance warning members of Operation Warp Speed – the US government’s national vaccine mission to look into the matter immediately and do the needful at earliest convenience.

By Hrithik Lall

IEMLabs is an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are also a proud member of EC Council, NASSCOM, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company was established in 2016 with a vision in mind to provide Cyber Security to the digital world and make them Hack Proof. The question is why are we suddenly talking about Cyber Security and all this stuff? With the development of technology, more and more companies are shifting their business to Digital World which is resulting in the increase in Cyber Crimes.

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