USA Says China Trying to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research
On Wednesday, the U.S. authorities warned medical and scientific researchers that Chinese hackers are trying to steal the research and intellectual property related to the treatment and vaccines for KOVID-19.
Organizations investigating the disease have been alerted by the People’s Republic of China to the likely targets and network compromise, the FBI and the said Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency.
They saw how these subjects tried to identify and illegally obtain valuable intellectual property and public health data relating to vaccines, treatments and tests from the networks and personnel involved in the VIDOC study. 19. The Commission believes that VIDOC’s research can make an important contribution to the development of a new generation of medicines.
In their view, China’s efforts to combat these sectors pose a major threat to our countries’ response to COVID-19.
The two organisations have not provided any evidence or examples of their accusations against Beijing.
However, they urged all organisations conducting research in these areas to support specific cyber security and insider threats to prevent clandestine access to or theft of COVID-related material.19 Participants also urged all organisations conducting research in these areas to support specific cyber security and insider threats to prevent clandestine access to or theft of COVID-related material.19 The participants also urged all organisations conducting research in these areas to support specific cyber security and insider threats to prevent clandestine access to or theft of COVID-related material.19
On Monday, the U.S. media reported that the FBI was ready to issue a warning that the vaccine research system had been hacked.
To the question of the next report, President Donald Trump answered What’s new in China? What else is new? You tell me. I don’t like China.
We’ll keep a close eye on him, he added.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijiang denied this on Monday in Beijing, saying China is firmly against any cyber attack.
We are the world leader in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research. It is immoral to bombard China with rumors and slander when there is no evidence, Zhao said.
A warning is in order because dozens of companies, institutions and countries around the world are developing vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 292,000 people worldwide.
Many other groups are looking for treatments for infected patients. There is currently no proven treatment.
The warning complements a series of warnings and reports accusing government-backed hackers in Iran, North Korea, Russia and China of malicious activities related to the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from spreading false news to attacks on workers and scientists.
Last week, at a joint embassy, the UK and the US warned of an increase in cyber attacks on medical personnel involved in coronavirus therapy by organised criminals, often linked to other government agencies.
The UK National Cyber Security Center and the US Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security announced that they have discovered widespread password spraying – hackers trying to access accounts using widely distributed passwords – targeting health authorities and medical research organizations.
The New York Times on Monday reported an expected warning from the FBI that could be the prelude to officially sanctioned counter-attacks by U.S. agencies involved in cyber warfare, including the Pentagon’s Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.