Cyberattacks seen on virus vaccine infrastructure: SenatorPosted On: Dec. 10, 2020 1:54 PM CST
(Reuters) — Cyberattacks have been waged against COVID-19 vaccine distribution infrastructure, including a cold-chain storage company, U.S. Senator Gary Peters said on Thursday.
“IBM recently released a very disturbing report detailing cyberattacks on COVID-19 vaccine distribution infrastructure,” Sen. Peters told a congressional hearing. “Just last month a cold-chain storage company also reported that they were the target of a cyberattack.”
Sen. Peters made his remarks during a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on shipping procedures and capabilities for the vaccines, which are expected to start moving throughout the United States in coming weeks and months.
Richard Smith, a vice president of FedEx Express, said his company has been “hardening” its network to protect shipments from cyberattacks but did not say whether his company had experienced any problems.
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