German PPE Supply Chain Under Attack

Hackers are attacking high ranking executives of a German multinational corporation part of a government-private sector task force focused on personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement.

The attackers behind this pandemic-related spear-phishing campaign have already attempted to steal the user credentials of over 100 senior executives as security researchers at IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) said in a report published today.

This task force’s members have been commissioned by the German government to leverage their expertise and contacts in foreign markets to secure PPE like medical gear and face masks, “particularly from China-based supply and purchasing chains,” IBM found.

Source: Bleeping Computer