U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after three actors from Russia and North Korea continually attempt to disrupt the development of a COVID-19 vaccination through repeated cyber-attacks

"The future of war is no longer solely physical combat – it will also be in cyberspace. We cannot mistake that these cyber-attacks are an act of aggression towards the United States and the greater health of our citizens and economy. These Russian and North Korean actors are attempting to steal American IP and delay vaccine development. The folks in the private sector are doing a great job exposing and combatting these malicious attacks, and our government must find better ways to leverage this kind private sector work and bring our cyber defenses into the future."