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Biomanufacturing facilities facing persistent malware attack

November 24, 2021


Large biomanufacturing facilities, including some that may be involved in producing COVID-19 vaccines and drugs, are being targeted by a malware threat that seems to have an unprecedented level of sophistication, according to a cybersecurity group.

The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) has gone public with its findings after it launched an investigation of a ransomware attack on an unidentified facility in the spring.

The hackers used malware – now dubbed Tardigrade – as well as a highly complex loader, the software that drops the malicious content into a system.

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