torsdag 14. mai 2020

China hacking poses 'significant threat' to US Covid-19 response, says FBI

Organisations conducting research into Covid-19 may be targeted by computer hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Neither agency cited any specific examples, but warned on Wednesday that institutions and companies involved in vaccines, treatments and testing for the coronavirus should take additional security measures to protect data and be aware of the potential threat.

“China’s efforts to target these sectors pose a significant threat to our nation’s response to Covid-19,” the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a statement. “This announcement is intended to raise awareness for research institutions and the American public and provide resources and guidance for those who may be targeted.”