Sens. Ask FBI, CISA How to Protect COVID-19 Medical Research Data

Health IT Security: The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency are being asked how they’re defending against attempts to hack COVID-19-related research data, following reports that hackers tied to the People’s Republic of China are targeting the intellectual property.

On May 13, the FBI and CISA released an alert to COVID-19 research organizations, warning that threat actors are targeting these entities, and it’s likely many have been compromised. In the past, CISA has accused China of similar attacks on supply chain relationships, as well as targeted attempts to gain access to medical research for blackmail purposes.

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