The Federal Bureau of investigation in conjunction with the national security Agency and the U.S. is going to announce a warning to China in connection with the attempts of hackers to steal data related to the development of a vaccine against COVID-19, on 11 may announced the publication of The New York Times.
In project alert, which, according to sources of the newspaper, will be published in the coming days, says that China is using illegal methods data looking for valuable intellectual property in the field of health related to vaccines, treatment and testing for the coronavirus. Under threat both University and private laboratories in the USA.
U.S. cyber command may be assigned to respond to attempts by Chinese hackers to penetrate computer networks, the newspaper notes.
In addition to China, attempted cyber attacks on research centers the U.S. is taking Iran, Vietnam and South Korea, according to the publication.
In recent months representatives of the FBI visited the major universities of the country and has provided leadership for information about vulnerabilities in computer networks.
The national centre for cyber security of the UK and the Agency for cybersecurity, and the security infrastructure of the United States on may 5 announced the increase in the number of hacker attacks on organizations, which are involved in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus. In April, an increase in the number of cyber attacks on companiesthat are engaged in the studies of coronavirus infection, reported the FBI. Neither the US nor the UK did not name the country, which, presumably, are behind these attacks.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Special medications from coronavirus infection COVID-19 does not exist now in this disease is only symptomatic treatment. The world health organization notedthat a number of medicines can contribute to improved well-being and relief of symptoms COVID-19, but there is no evidence that any drug to prevent or treat the disease.
Who believe that the coronavirus would pose a serious threat, until they invent a vaccine. In the world of work 119 projects of a vaccine against coronavirus, reported on 28 April, London school of hygiene and tropical medicine.