China is attempting to steal coronavirus research, say US officials

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Hackers acting on behalf of the Chinese government are targeting coronavirus research labs in the US, security officials have warned.

In a joint advisory, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have revealed the hackers are seeking to steal intellectual property linked to coronavirus vaccines, treatments and testing.

The announcement came just days after CISA partnered with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to warn that coronavirus researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are facing a surge in cyber attacks from foreign adversaries.

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Oscar Williams is a senior journalist at the New Statesman covering technology.

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