17 Jul 2020

Claims Russia tried to hack organisations developing coronavirus vaccine

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 17 July 2020

US, UK and Canadian security services have accused Russian spies of targettting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in Britain.

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre said the hackers "almost certainly" operated as "part of Russian intelligence services".

Russia has denied responsibility.

London correspondent Vincent McAviney speaks to Philippa Tolley.