[Ed. – Haven’t the Chinese done enough?]
International hackers have targeted coronavirus research labs in the US and UK, cybersecurity agencies have warned.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre say the criminals have been discovered targeting healthcare bodies, particularly those involved in coronavirus response.
The news comes as countries worldwide remain engaged in a tense race to develop a vaccine. The first country to do so will undoubtedly achieve huge diplomatic and geo-political influence.
One team at Oxford University has teamed up with a bio-pharmaceutical company and started trials in a bid to unlock the crisis.
The joint advisory did not name specific countries involved in the hackings but Sky News said the culprits are understood to include China, Russia and Iran.
The agencies have noted a number of ‘password spraying’ attacks, where hackers attempt to access a large number of accounts using commonly known passwords. …