The British foreign office is “absolutely confident” that Russia is trying to steal data about the development of a vaccine against COVID-19

The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Dominique Raab “absolutely sure” that Russian spies are trying to sabotage or steal the research of a vaccine against the coronavirus, which is carried out by British scientists. He said this on July 19 in an interview with Sky News.

He did not specify whether managed hackers to steal any information, but the attempt itself called “outrageous and reprehensible”. Against the background of efforts around the world to overcome the pandemic such actions are “outrageous,” said Raab.

According to him, with the attackers behind are the highest levels of the Kremlin. London is doing everything to warn the scientific organization of hacking attempts, and achieves, to let the world know “the nature of reprehensible behavior,” said Raab.

He is convinced that Moscow will deny the cyber attacks on the developers of the vaccine as well as denied the use of chemical weapons in Salisbury in 2018.

The national center for cybersecurity in the UK and the U.S. Agency CISA may 5, said the growth in the number of hacker attacks on organizations, which are involved in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus. 16 Jul in London, said thatknitted with the special services of the Russian Federation, the hacker group APT29, also known under the names of The Dukes and Cozy Bear, has carried out attacks on several organizations involved in the development of vaccines against COVID-19 in Canada, the US and the UK.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that such accusations are unacceptable for Russia.

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