Hackers Break Into ‘Biochemical Systems’ At Oxford Uni Lab Studying Covid-19

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 26, 2021 06:19 am PST

It has been reported that one of the world’s top biology labs—one whose renowned professors have been researching how to counter the Covid-19 pandemic—has been hacked. Oxford University confirmed on Thursday it had detected and isolated an incident at the Division of Structural Biology (known as “Strubi”) after Forbes disclosed that hackers were showing off access to a number of systems. These included machines used to prepare biochemical samples, though the university said it couldn’t comment further on the scale of the breach. It has contacted the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), a branch of the British intelligence agency GCHQ, which will now investigate the attack.