Foreign hackers attacking American companies that are exploring caused by a coronavirus disease COVID-19. As reported by Reuters, on 16 April, Deputy assistant Director, Federal Bureau of investigation, the United States, Tonya Ugoretz.
According to her, the Bureau captures “intelligence activities and certain attacks” against companies that have publicly announced investigations in the treatment of coronavirus infection.
Ugoretz said that hackers associated with foreign governments, increasingly the enterprise of the biopharmaceutical industry and research institutions. It encouraged these companies “to exercise vigilance”.
She didn’t name specific studies that seek to hackers or countries that are behind the cyber attacks.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data of the Johns Hopkins University, USA are in first place in the number of people infected with coronavirus. The country registered more than 671 thousand cases COVID-19, more than 33 thousand people died. The total number of infected people in the world exceeded 2.1 million, including more than 549 thousand was cured, and 145 568 died.