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Biomanufacturing companies getting hit by hackers

Large biomanufacturing companies, including those that produce medications and vaccines tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, are being targeted by hackers potentially tied to Russia, researchers disclosed Monday.

The Bioeconomy ​​Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) revealed the ongoing effort, which involves a type of malware labeled “Tardigrade” that was first detected following a ransomware attack on an unnamed major biomanufacturing facility this spring.


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