US claims Chinese hackers have tried to steal information about Covid-19 vaccines

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US authorities have claimed that Chinese hackers are attempting to steal data on Covid-19 treatments and vaccines.

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said that groups researching the coronavirus were at risk of “targeting and network compromise” by China.

The two agencies warned that groups affiliated with the Chinese government and others were attempting to obtain intellectual property and public health data related to vaccines, treatments, and testing.

“China’s efforts to target these sectors pose a significant threat to our nation’s response to Covid-19,” they stated.