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Pfizer Alleges Insider Stole #COVID19 Vaccine Docs

By Phil Muncaster for Infosecurity Magazine
Friday, November 26, 2021

Pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer alleges that an employee stole COVID-19 vaccine secrets in advance of a job move to a rival company.

ImmuniWeb founder Ilia Kolochenko explained that pharmaceutical firms are a significant target for both nation-state and financially motivated threat actors.

“Some intrusion campaigns are extremely sophisticated and may deliberately include false flags, such as insider-related incidents, to serve as a smokescreen aimed to distract cybersecurity teams from a much bigger intrusion,” he added.

“This may also be a case with the disclosed Pfizer incident, but it’s too early to make any conclusions at this point in time.” Read Full Article

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