COVID19 15 May 2020 China is attempting to steal coronavirus research, say US officials Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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. You can read the full article on NS Tech. › Government long way off recruiting 18,000 contact tracers, Lewis admits Oscar Williams is the editor of the New Statesman's technology site, NS Tech. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!