As US, Allies Rally Around Vaccine Effort, China’s Own Ally Tries Sabotaging It


As the United States could be within weeks of a coronavirus vaccine rollout, one of America’s biggest enemies — and an ally of our biggest adversary — is seeking to disrupt our progress on COVID-19 immunization. According to a Wednesday report in The Wall Street Journal, North Korean hackers have targeted six vaccine developers, including two in the United States. Citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, which are both working on experimental vaccines, as well as other companies had been the target of a hack attempt from Pyongyang-backed cybercriminals.

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