Mysterious Phishing Campaign Targets Organizations in COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain

IBM’s cyber-security division says that hackers are targeting companies associated with the storage and transportation of COVID-19 vaccines using temperature-controlled environments — also known as the COVID-19 vaccine cold chain. From a report: The attacks consisted of spear-phishing emails seeking to collect credentials for a target’s internal email and applications. While IBM X-Force analysts weren’t able to link the attacks to a particular threat actor, they said the phishing campaign showed the typical “hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft.” Targets of the attacks included a wide variety of companies, sectors, and government organizations alike.