FBI TLP Green PIN: Foreign Adversaries Engage in Persistent Cyber Targeting of US COVID-19 Biotechnology Industry to Enhance Programs and Competitiveness
March 15, 2021
At A Glance
The FBI prepared this Private Industry Notification (PIN) as a follow up to PIN 20200521-001, “Criminals and Nation-State Cyber Actors Conducting Widespread Pursuit of US Biological and COVID-19 Research,” released in May 2020. Nation-state adversaries have engaged in, and will likely maintain persistent cyber targeting efforts against, the US biotechnology industry to enhance their own vaccine development and distribution programs and improve their competitive advantage compared to the US. Public announcement of long-term vaccine efficacy, including against new strains of COVID-19, is likely to prompt further aggressive targeting of those vaccine developers.