Cyber Daily: Covid-19 Vaccine Logistics Chain Is Ripe Target for Hacking, Physical Intrusion

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Good day. Pharmaceutical firms and their logistics partners are on alert for hacking and physical infiltration that would disrupt supplies of Covid-19 vaccines as they become available. European police group Interpol, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and cybersecurity researchers are warning that would-be thieves and bad actors are targeting the supply chain for the crucial shots.

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Hacking the Covid-19 Supply Chain

Covid-19 Vaccines Are ‘Liquid Gold’ to Organized Crime, Interpol Says. Criminal gangs likely will attempt to get their hands on the new Covid-19 vaccines, international police organization Interpol warned. Pharmaceutical firms and their logistics partners are on alert for hacking and physical infiltration that would disrupt supplies of the crucial shots as they become available, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Interpol issued a global orange notice—which it describes as a serious and imminent threat to public safety—to its 194 members, calling the vaccines “liquid gold.” It warned that counterfeit vaccines or fake coronavirus tests could become a growing problem as international travel gradually resumes in the months to come. Interpol issued the warning after the U.K. became the first country to grant emergency-use authorization for a vaccine. Developed by
Pfizer
Inc.
and
BioNTech SE
,
the rollout could start next week.

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