From the Executive Summary: "Recorded Future's Insikt Group has identified what we assess is almost certainly a fake screenshot of an academic-led 'Open Appeal' letter opposing the vaccination of teenagers against COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], particularly using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, circulating on European blog websites and self-publishers. The letter is purportedly from physicians associated with the University of Latvia. This fake letter is very likely an attempt to generate vaccine hesitancy and distrust of Western institutions among European audiences. The campaign's tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) suggest that it is most likely associated with the likely Russian state-sponsored information operation Secondary Infektion. Insikt Group found this false narrative actively circulating among popular Eastern European blog sites and self-publishers, contributing to the misinformation and disinformation, conspiracy theories, and general distrust in government and medical institutions that is widespread among groups of people who remain opposed to getting vaccinated even as the the COVID-19 Delta variant circulates globally."
CTA-RU-2021-1020; Cyber Threat Analysis-Russia-2021-1020
Recorded Future, Inc.
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