Germany fears attempts to sabotage vaccination drive

The German government has warned of suspected attempts to disrupt the coronavirus vaccination campaign by foreign intelligence groups as well as conspiracy theorists, according to a media report.

“Several suspected attempts to spy on German vaccine manufacturers have already become known,” newspapers of the Funke media group quoted the Interior Ministry as saying. The statement was in response to a Green party inquiry.

The ministry added that the danger of cyberattacks was “classified as high.” 

The report said facilities for research, production, and approval of vaccines are considered potential targets for espionage and sabotage by foreign intelligence services. Read’s full story.