Oxford University lab researching coronavirus was just targeted in a cyberattack | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Oxford University lab researching coronavirus was just targeted in a cyberattack

“Portuguese-speaking” South American hackers have targeted the biomedical systems in a laboratory in the University of Oxford that is conducting research on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Officials from Oxford confirmed that its Division of Structural Biology, known as Strubi, was targeted by a cyber attack sometime in mid-February. The university was quick to point out that, while Strubi was researching the coronavirus, it was distinct from the Jenner Institute, the laboratory that developed the coronavirus vaccine in partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Oxford was alerted to the breach in Strubi when screenshots of the attack were discovered inside the lab’s network. The hackers left these screenshots in one of their “poorly secured servers.”

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