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Microsoft Says Russian, North Korean Hackers Target Vaccine Work

U.S. government agencies, sometimes pairing with foreign allies, have warned about Russian and Chinese hackers targeting vaccine researchers, and those same agencies have fought to disrupt the attackers.

The other two groups are backed by the North Korean regime, one of which Microsoft calls Zinc but is better known as the Lazarus Group, which used targeted spearphishing emails disguised as recruiters

The other two groups are backed by the North Korean regime, one of which Microsoft calls Zinc but is better known as the Lazarus Group, which used targeted spearphishing emails disguised as recruiters in an effort to steal passwords from their victims. Lazarus was blamed for the Sony hack in 2016 and the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017, as well as other malware-driven attacks.

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