Iran-Linked Hackers Target U.S. Coronavirus Drugmaker Gilead

(Reuters) Jack Stubbs and Christopher Bing - Hackers linked to Iran have targeted staff at U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. in recent weeks, as the company races to deploy a treatment for the Covid-19 virus. Ohad Zaidenberg, lead intelligence researcher at Israeli cybersecurity firm ClearSky, said the attempt was part of an effort by an Iranian group to compromise email accounts of staff at the company using messages that impersonated journalists. Reuters has reported in recent weeks that hackers with links to Iran have also attempted to break into the World Health Organization.

2020-05-11 00:00:00

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