The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security have called on researchers of the Corona virus, about the possibility of their research being subjected to attacks by hackers linked to China.
In a statement, the FBI said that the possibility of targeting US organizations conducting research related to Covid-19 by cyber actors linked to the People’s Republic of China, and it was noted that these actors are trying to determine valuable intellectual property (IP) and public health data related to vaccines, treatments and testing from networks and individuals. Associated with research on and illegally obtained virus.
She added, “If this information is stolen, there is a risk that safe and effective treatment options can be secured.”
Source: US Federal Bureau of Investigation