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U.S. to Accuse China of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research

May 11, 2020

Tab Bradshaw, COO of Redpoint Cybersecurity and a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s advanced information sharing working group, confirmed the planned warning in an interview Monday.

“I think it’s what should be happening,” Bradshaw told VOA. “It’s a political move to call out the Chinese Communist government and to state to the world that they’re actively trying to steal U.S. technology.”

Cyberattacks traced to China and other countries picked up pace following the coronavirus outbreak, with ransomware operations seeing a big uptick.

A Chinese cyber espionage group known as APT-41 has long-targeted research universities and is “getting a lot of attention right now because of COVID-19,” Bradshaw said.

Read the complete article from Voice of America.