US, Canada, UK Accuse Russia Of Trying To Steal COVID-19 Information


The U.S., U.K. and Canada are accusing Russia of trying to steal information from researchers developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Britain's National Cybersecurity Centre says the group of Russian hackers known as A-P-T-29, or ‘Cozy Bear’ are trying to steal intellectual property, but it's not clear if they were successful.

At the same time, officials say they don't believe anyone's private information was exposed. This isn’t the first time we’ve encountered ‘Cozy Bear,’ they’re one of two groups who stole emails from the Democratic National Committee before the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci are ending their silent streak.

According to reports, the President and Fauci spoke by phone on Wednesday for the first time since early June. The timing would be notable considering that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was reprimanded for writing a "USA Today" op-ed bashing Fauci that day Trump went on to insist that he has a "very good relationship with Anthony."

Source: NBC News