Unknown hackers last week held a cyber attack on Israeli sites, including research institutions involved in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus. This was reported by Israeli channel Keshet 12.
Attacked companies, according to TV channel, among other things, engaged in the search for a vaccine against coronavirus.
The hackers, according to N12, not trying to steal any information, but only sabotaged the work of the institutions. According to the channel, the hackers “these attempts have been unsuccessful research institutions were not harmed”.
According to TV channel, the cyber attack can stand supported by the government of Iran hackers.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, in the world of coronavirus has infected more than 5.51 billion people, more than 346 thousand died, more than 2.25 million recovered.
Since late April, Western countries have reported an increase in the number of hacker attacks on organizations that are developing cures for coronavirus or involved in the fight against the epidemic. This, in particular, said representatives of the FBI and the Agency’s cybersecurity and infrastructure security of the United States, and the national centre for cyber security of the UK.
May 13, the FBI and the Agency on cybersecurity U.S. officials have accused of carrying out cyber-attacks by hackers associated with China.