China Hacker Group is hacking into major U.S. research institutes targeting vaccine research data on the new coronavirus infection (CORONA 19).
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security has warned on the 13th (local time) that China was trying to obtain technical information such as vaccines and treatments for Corona 19 through cyberattacks and espionage.
In the statement, the FBI explained that it was investigating attacks or fraudulent access attempts targeting research institutes related to Corona 19, without elaborating on specific details.
In response, the FBI called on pharmaceutical companies and healthcare companies to prepare countermeasures against cyberattacks, saying, “The development of safe, effective and efficient treatments is at risk.”
China Hacker Group has hacked into U.S. research institutes to get data on Corona 19 vaccines.
Through this, the FBI seeks to strengthen anti-theft measures to protect intellectual property rights as well as to restrain China. Cyberattacks targeting the U.S. continue not only from China but also from various countries such as Iran, North Korea and Russia.
The U.S. government has claimed to have evidence proving that the Corona 19 was created in a virus laboratory in Wuhan, China, and is holding China responsible for the worldwide spread of the Corona 19 and demanding compensation.
As a result, the conflict between the U.S. and China is expected to reignite over the Corona 19 issue following the trade dispute.
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