The Independent reports:
Russian spies stole the blueprint for the Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and used it to create their own Sputnik V jab, according to reports. UK security services have allegedly told ministers they now have solid proof an agent stole vital information from the pharmaceutical company, including the blueprint, according to The Sun.
The late security minister James Brokenshire last year said Britai was “more than 95 per cent sure” Russian state-sponsored hackers had targeted the UK, US and Canada in attacks on drug companies. Home Office minister Damian Hinds on Monday refused to confirm the latest reports, but admitted cyber attacks were becoming more sophisticated.
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Russian spy ‘stole AstraZeneca vaccine blueprint and used it to develop Sputnik jab’ https://t.co/ltrfaP7QCs
— The Independent (@Independent) October 11, 2021
British tabloid reports: A Putin spy stole the U.K. vaccine formula to make Russia’s Sputnik shot https://t.co/NXRrDxstFL
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 11, 2021
Despite repeated examples of the threat posed by Russia – use of chemical weapons on UK streets, attempts to undermine our democracy and evidence of industrial espionage – the Tories have failed to implement any of the Russia Report’s 21 recommendationshttps://t.co/WSjmasy8b2
— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) October 11, 2021
‘Spying more sophisticated than ever’ says Home Office minister after claims Russia stole Oxford vaccinehttps://t.co/iuAALhwPGg
— The Scotsman (@TheScotsman) October 11, 2021