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Hackers Infiltrate Coronavirus Research Companies…

One of the FBI’s top anti-cyber threat leaders said state-backed adversaries hacked into U.S. institutions researching the coronavirus. FBI Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz, the head of the bureau’s Cyber Readiness, Outreach, and Intelligence Branch, made the revelation during an Aspen Institute online discussion on Thursday, warning that both cybercriminals, as well as foreign government hackers, have targeted the United States in a variety of ways, including attempts to steal information related to the U.S. response to and research on COVID-19.

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‘Reconnaissance activity’: FBI says foreign state hackers broke into US coronavirus research companies

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