COVID-19: Ottawa playgrounds to reopen Friday; Russians hackers accused of concentrating on Canadian vaccine analysis

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Canada’s digital spy company alleges Russian intelligence companies are behind current cyber assaults trying to steal info and mental property from Canadian analysis labs engaged on potential COVID-19 vaccines.

In a press release printed Thursday morning, CSE claims a well known Russian hacker group often known as APT29, “the Dukes” or “Cozy Bear” was behind the cyber assaults. The federal company says the group “virtually definitely operates as a part of Russian intelligence companies.”

The assertion is a part of a joint launch with United Kingdom and United States counterparts, who additionally detected related assaults on their territories.


Ontario reported 111 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 5 further deaths on Thursday. The variety of lively circumstances throughout the province continued its decline, and now stands at 1,365, together with 107 hospitalized circumstances, 26 in ICU and 20 on ventilators.