Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Firm Targeted by Chinese-backed Hackers in Early 2020 to ‘Steal Valuable Data’, Says US Security Official


Washington July 31: US security official tracking Chinese hacking activity, stated that Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company COVID-19 vaccine firm, Moderna Inc, earlier this year.  According to a Reuters report, the hacking attempt was made in an attempt to steal valuable data.

The US Justice Department made public an indictment of two Chinese nationals accused of spying on the United States, including three unnamed US-based targets involved in medical research to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Update: Human Clinical Trials of India’s COVAXIN Underway, Moderna Begins Phase-3 Trials of mRNA-1273.

Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc launched two 30,000-subject trials of Covid-19 vaccines that could clear the way for regulatory approval and widespread use by the end of this year, the companies said on Monday.

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