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The US Warns That Chinese Hackers Are Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research


The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Department of Homeland Security are set to issue warnings about Chinese hackers hacking cyber-attacks to steal research on anti-nCoV vaccines, which are being used by government companies. And the US private sector is busy growing, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times report on May 11.

Hackers also target information and intellectual property rights related to Covid-19 testing and testing regimens. US authorities suspect the hackers are related to the Chinese government, the reports said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Jianliang denied the allegations, claiming that China "resolutely opposed all cyber-attacks".

AFP said, when asked about the reports, US President Donald Trump did not comment, but he asked: 
"What's new to China? What's New? Tell me. I am not happy with China. We are watching them very closely. ”
The US will add a series of warnings and reports accusing government-backed hackers in Iran, North Korea, Russia and China of malicious activities related to the pandemic.

The New York Times noted that this warning could be the premise for formal sanctions by US security agencies in charge of cyber warfare, including the Pentagon's Electronic Warfare Command and the Authority. National security.

In a joint message last week, the US and UK warned of increased cyber-attacks targeting health professionals involved in dealing with the rising corona virus. These attacks are organized by organized criminal groups that "are often associated with other state entities."

The UK's National Cyber ​​Security Center and the US Infrastructure and Cyber ​​Security Agency said they had discovered a large-scale "password detection" campaign. 

Hackers try a series of commonly used passwords to gain access to accounts, targeting agencies and organizations that conduct medical research.

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