GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have accused a Russian group called APT29 also known as the "Cozy Bear" for the cyber-attacks.
"The key thing here is the deterrent of us, internationally with our partners, calling Russian Federation out so that the world knows that they are engaged in this frankly pariah-like behaviour, when the rest of the world is trying to come together in the spirit of collaboration to tackle this very bad virus", Raab told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Dmitriev added that Russian Federation did not need to steal data because it had already signed a deal with AstraZeneca Plc to produce the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine at R-Pharm.
"While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behaviour, the United Kingdom and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health", Raab said.
Britain and the United States said in May that networks of hackers were targeting national and global organizations responding to the pandemic.
Dominic Rennie Raab is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019.
RDIF chief executive Kirill Dmitriev said he hoped the project would receive permission next month to begin production, after the first phase of a vaccine trial was completed last week.
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On Tuesday Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee will release its report on Russian interference in British politics. He said the attacks were carried out "with the intent of extracting intellectual property and information".
Russian Federation could make 30 million doses domestically in 2020, and 170 million overseas, with five countries expressing interest in producing the vaccine and others willing to produce it, he said.
APT29 uses a variety of tools and techniques, including spear phishing and custom malware known as "WellMess" and "WellMail", according to the NCSC.
"So what we're doing with our allies is making sure people know, making sure the organisations know so that they can better defend against it, but also just calling Russian Federation out, we will do this".
"We can only say this: Russian Federation has nothing to do with these attempts".
He said that denying what has happened is a habit of spies and isn't new here.
US authorities recently accused Chinese spies of trying to steal vaccine information. "It's not going to be some hack and leak or destructive operation". He recalled that UK-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, dealing with tests of a COVID-19 vaccine developed at Oxford University, has already signed a contract with the Russian company "R-Pharm", which will produce the vaccine if it proves effective. "These things are mutually exclusive", she said. As you can expect, the UK's government was less than happy at the discovery and condemned Russia's actions.
Targets include health care agencies, pharmaceutical companies, academia, medical research organizations, and local governments, security officials warned.