Cyber attacks against Israeli attempts to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Cyber attacks on Israeli institutions working on coronavirus treatments and vaccines,with intent to sabotage efforts to fight the disease.

Gary Willig ,

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Channel 12 News military and security correspondent Nir Dvori reported Monday that attempts have been made to sabotage Israel's ability to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus. These took the form of a cyber attack against the Israeli research institutes that are attempting to produce drugs to treat the disease as well as to find a protective vaccine.

This is not an attempt to steal information or intelligence, but to attack and sabotage efforts to combat the coronavirus. No damage was done to the research institutes as a result of the attacks.

Initial speculation has blamed Iran for the cyber-attack.

Israel and Iran have engaged in a cyber-war recently Last month, Iran was reportedly behind a cyber-attack on Israel's water infrastructure. Israel reportedly retaliated by launching a cyber-attack against on the Shahid Rajee terminal at the Bandar Abbas port in Iran.



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