Hackers attack Wuhan Institute of Virology and WHO
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which runs the country’s only Level 4 biosafety laboratory. Laboratory conducts research on high-risk pathogens where corona virus was first reported late last year. Due to the corona virus, the WHO has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks.
Hackers attacked email details of employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the World Health Organization.
According to the intelligence group site, emails and login details of employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the World Health Organization have been hacked and shared online.
According to the foreign news agency, all the details hacked by the hackers have been posted on telegram channels and Twitter.
Screen captures of attempts to log in to email accounts using hacked information have also been posted on discussion sites. News agency says hackers target biosafety center in Wuhan, China.
In this regard, the World Health Organization says that hackers have hacked 450 e-mail passwords of the organization and shared them online.
The leaked emails include those from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Bank and the National Institutes of Health, the report said.
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According to the report, it is not clear who carried out the cyber attack but the purpose of the hackers was to harass the staff of these organizations and obtain sensitive information of Code-19.
Because they are all part of a conspiracy theory around epidemics.
And there is speculation about the laboratory that the corona virus was accidentally released from the same lab, which the laboratory flatly denied.
The only purpose behind the hacking activity targeted at the world’s top organizations was to promote conspiracy theories of the corona virus, including linking HIV to the virus.