UK, Canada, and US Say Russian Hackers are Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Research
In a joint advisory, government officials from the UK, Canada, and the US said that hackers with ties to Russia have been targeting organizations conducting research on COVID-19 vaccines. Suggestions for mitigating the risk of attack include keeping devices and networks up-to-date; implementing multi-factor authentication; and preventing and detecting lateral movement in networks.
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NCSC: Advisory: APT29 targets COVID-19 vaccine development (introduction)
NCSC: Advisory: APT29 targets COVID-19 vaccine development (full advisory: PDF)