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Russia's MFA denies allegations of cyberattacks against COVID-19 vaccine developers

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Russia's MFA denies allegations of cyberattacks against COVID-19 vaccine developers


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Another accusation against Russia, which was once again voiced from Washington, London and Ottawa, was called absurd by the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She commented on the assertion that Moscow was allegedly involved in the attack by hackers to obtain Western developments of a vaccine against coronavirus infection, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia does not accept any accusations of any involvement in this media stuffing, the representative of the foreign ministry emphasized. These accusations "have nothing to do" with the Russian authorities.

Zakharova assured that nothing like this happened and could happen. In her opinion, it is unworthy and blasphemous to try to play on such a sensitive issue. Everyone's tired of the ridiculous story with mythical Russian hackers is nothing more than another attack by Russophobes, the Foreign Ministry stressed.

The UK's National Cybersecurity Center recently announced that it is working with US and Canadian experts to identify hacker attacks targeting pharmaceutical companies and scientists in several countries. According to the center, hackers allegedly associated with the Russian Federation tried to steal data on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov denied the accusations, saying that Russia had nothing to do with it.

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