The COVID-19 vaccine faces a new problem, as it seems that we are facing a hacker attack that could affect distribution.
If it seemed that the situation regarding COVID-19 could not get worse, then we have very bad news for you, because recently a group of hackers seems to be attacking an essential paste in the distribution of the vaccine in the world: the refrigerators.
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Thanks to IBM X-Force IRIS analysts Claire Zaboeva and Melissa Frydrych, it is that we learned that a global phishing campaign is attacking the vaccine distribution chain.
The attack of this group started in September 2020 and continues to this day.
The way they are affected by the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is by attacking the link that is responsible for the refrigeration of the vaccine so that it can be taken to the whole world at the exact temperature.
It is not that they have hacked the refrigerators or anything like that, but the companies in charge of the aforementioned work, focusing on groups that are directly associated with the global organization that handles the distribution of vaccines, which is called Gavi.
The problem with this is that it could affect the way the vaccine can be moved around the world, since it requires a temperature of -70 Cº to be transported successfully and to remain functional when it reaches its destination..
Given this, IBM asked all organizations in charge of the COVID-19 vaccine to be especially careful when browsing the internet or doing anything online, because not only is the integrity of a company at risk, but it could affect the whole world as we know it.
Although the current situation of the groups associated with Gavi has not been said, we will surely have much more news about it in the near future.