The tension between the USA and China seems to have increased further due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The United States, which has shown China as the culprit of the epidemic, has made another charge against China. According to the accusation, Chinese hackers target the data of the centers investigating COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which first appeared in China and spread all over the world, is still the main agenda of many. Finally, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security stated that institutions conducting research on coronavirus have been attacked by Chinese hackers.
The FBI warned that the organizations that carry out vaccination, treatment, and various test studies against COVID-19 should be more careful, stated that the vital data of these institutions could be attacked by Chinese hacker groups. Authorities asking U.S. agencies to take extra security measures to protect their vital data said the potential threat should not be underestimated.
FBI to announce technical details
The FBI has announced that it will announce additional technical details in the coming days, as well as warns to prevent damage and increase public awareness in hacker attacks from China. These technical details are cited as an important issue for more secure data protection.
US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security also said that China’s targeting the industry regarding the hacker attacks, which was reported to have taken place, could compromise the fight against COVID-19. “This announcement was made to raise awareness among research organizations and the American public, and to provide resources and guidance to potential targets,” the statement said. The statement said.
What is the latest situation in coronavirus?
While the number of patients and deaths caught in COVID-19 is still increasing, the USA is by far the most affected countries. With the number of 1,389,935 cases and 84,059 deaths, the USA was the country with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world. When we look all over the world, the number of patients who are caught in coronavirus has now reached 4,342,565. In addition, 296,690 people died while 1,546,811 people recovered in this process.