FBI PIN TLP White: Criminals and Nation-State Cyber Actors Conducting Widespread Pursuit

Criminals and Nation-State Cyber Actors Conducting Widespread Pursuit of US Biological and COVID-19 Related Research

FBI PIN Number: 20200521-001
TLP: White
May 21, 2020


Criminal and nation-state cyber actors since February 2020 have been increasingly targeting US pharmaceutical, medical, and biological research facilities to acquire or manipulate sensitive information, to include COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research amid the evolving global pandemic. The US Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH), including pharmaceutical and medical companies, has been a common target of malicious cyber activity even prior to the pandemic. This notification seeks to raise awareness in the HPH sector by highlighting the current threat and cyber tactics used by our adversaries.

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