In a joint statement on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI claimed that Chinese based hackers have been “attempting to identify and illicitly obtain valuable intellectual property (IP) and public health data related to vaccines, treatments, and testing from networks and personnel affiliated with COVID-19-related research.” The Chinese Embassy has denounced these claims as lies. Earlier in the month Reuters claimed that Iran-based hackers have been attempting to illicitly gather information as well. The World Health Organization has suffered multiple attacks on their public health data as well.
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