Targeting of COVID-19 research organizations
Date of report
  • May 2020
  • Chinese government
Cyber actors affiliated with the Chinese government attempted to identify and illicitly obtain intellectual property and public health data related to vaccines, treatments, and testing from networks and personnel associated with COVID-19–related research.
Suspected victims
  • COVID-19 Research Organizations
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
  • Government
Suspected state sponsor response