Chinese Hackers Targeting US COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Here is What The US President Said
The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of problems for the whole world as each nation imposed a lockdown to some extent in order to save its citizens from this lethal virus. What makes this virus scarier is the fact that there is no vaccine available for coronavirus which is contagious in nature, the vaccine development is taking place in many countries of the world but it will still take a lot of time for the vaccine to reach the market. While some countries have managed to contain or control the situation, some have found it very difficult to counter this virus and have lost many lives in the process.
1 Origin of coronavirus
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has originated from a meat market in the Wuhan province of China. It is being said that this virus is found in bat and the meat of bat is available for sale in that meat market. However, there are other theories as well in regard to the origin of novel COVID-19.
2Created in Laboratory
Recently, American President Donald Trump claimed that there are enough evidences to prove that coronavirus has not originated from the meat market but it has been created in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. President Trump has been pretty angry with China as he alleges that China didn’t inform the world about the coronavirus on the right time.
3A warning about computer hackers
On Wednesday, the domestic intelligence and security service of America, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) along with the a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a warning stating that some hackers related to the Chinese government may target the organizations and institutions of USA which are engaged in the work of research and development of coronavirus vaccine.
4Data should be protected
The agencies didn’t talk about any specific incidents but they advised that more security measures should be adopted by those firms which are engaged in the work of vaccine development, treatment and testing as well.
As per the agencies, the need of the hour is to protect the data and they have issued this statement in order to make those aware who are under the risk of being targeted.