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Chinese hackers target India’s Covid vaccine manufactures Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech

A cyber intelligence company has revealed a shocking news that a hacking group sponsored and backed by Chinese government  has targeted the IT systems of   Indian companies that make Covid-19 vaccine. international new agency, Reuters has  reported this citing Cyber intelligence firm named  Cyfirma.

The report  says that the Chinese hackers had targeted Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech. A Chinese hacking group  APT10, also known as Stone Panda has tried to hack the IT systems of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech.  They , had identified gaps and vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure and supply chain software of Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India (SII).  This was  revealed by Cyfirma, based in Singapore and Tokyo.

“The real motivation here is actually exfiltrating intellectual property and getting competitive advantage over Indian pharmaceutical companies,” said Cyfirma Chief Executive Kumar Ritesh, formerly a top cyber official with British foreign intelligence agency MI6.

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He said APT10 was actively targeting SII, which is making the AstraZeneca vaccine for many countries and will soon start bulk-manufacturing Novavax shots.

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