Hackers targeting UK research labs amid vaccine race – GCHQ chief

China among hostile states believed to be trying to steal secrets during pandemic

Britain’s intelligence agencies are working urgently to prevent hackers from hostile states, including China, trying to steal the secrets of a potential coronavirus vaccine, the head of GCHQ has said.

Jeremy Fleming, said hackers – including those from hostile states – were targeting the UK’s health infrastructure and some of its world-leading research labs, often by using simple techniques.

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China among hostile states believed to be trying to steal secrets during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s intelligence agencies are working urgently to prevent hackers from hostile states, including China, trying to steal the secrets of a potential coronavirus vaccine, the head of GCHQ has said.Jeremy Fleming, said hackers – including those from hostile states – were targeting the UK’s health infrastructure and some of its world-leading research labs, often by using simple techniques. Continue reading…

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