[size=36]America formally accuses China of trying to steal research on the corona vaccine[/size]
United States of America has officially accused China of trying to pirate research on the Corona vaccine.
According to the French Press Agency (AFP), US authorities warned researchers in the field of health care and scientists on Wednesday that hackers backed by China are trying to steal research and intellectual property related to treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.
A statement issued by the FBI and the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency said institutions looking into the disease had been warned of "a possible targeting and network settlement by the People's Republic of China".
The statement added: "It has been observed that these actors are trying to identify IP and public health data related to vaccines, treatments and tests from networks and employees affiliated with research on COVID-19 and obtain it illegally."
He continued, "China's efforts to target these sectors pose a major threat to our countries' efforts regarding COVID-19."
The two bodies did not provide any evidence or examples of their allegations against Beijing.
But they urged "all organizations conducting research in these areas to maintain cybersecurity and internal threat practices to prevent covert review or theft of COVID-19 related material."
American media reported on Monday, that the FBI was ready to launch a warning about piracy - vaccine research.
When asked about the next report, President Donald Trump replied: "What's new in China, and what's new too? Tell me. I'm not happy with China." "We are closely watching it," he added.
In Beijing on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Legian rejected the allegation, saying that China firmly opposes all cyber attacks.
"We are leading the world in treating COVID-19 and vaccine research. It is immoral to target China with rumors and slander in the absence of any evidence," Zhao said.
The warning comes as dozens of companies, institutes and countries around the world are racing to develop vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 292,000 people worldwide.
Many other groups are seeking treatments for infected patients. Currently there is no proven treatment.
The warning adds to a series of alerts and reports accusing government-backed pirates in Iran, North Korea, Russia and China of malicious activity associated with coronavirus, from pumping false news to targeting workers and scientists.
Britain and the United States last week warned, in a joint message, of an increase in cyber attacks on health professionals dealing with the emerging coronavirus by organized criminals "who are often linked to other state actors."
Britain's National Center for Cybersecurity and the US Cyber Security Agency and Infrastructure Security said they have discovered extensive "password-spraying" tactics - for hackers trying to access accounts with commonly used passwords - targeting health care agencies and medical research organizations.
The New York Times reported an expected FBI warning on Monday that it might be a prelude to counterattacks approved by US agencies involved in cyber warfare, including the electronic leadership of the Pentagon and the National Security Agency. End / 29/43