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FBI says state hackers have broken into US coronavirus research: report
Fox News ^ | April 17 2020 | David Aaro

Posted on 04/17/2020 3:18:13 AM PDT by knighthawk

Foreign government hackers have broken into companies conducting research into COVID-19 treatment and the U.S. healthcare sector, an FBI official reportedly said.

Tonya Ugoretz, the FBI Deputy Assistant Director, told participants in an online panel discussion on Thursday that the bureau has seen state-backed hackers looking at a series of healthcare and research institutions.

She didn't specify what countries backed the hackers or what organizations were targeted.

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KEYWORDS: coronavirus; fbi; hackers
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I bet the best friend of the Dems: China
1 posted on 04/17/2020 3:18:13 AM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk

I guess the smartest people in the world don’t know how to manage a firewall.


2 posted on 04/17/2020 3:21:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: knighthawk

This might be done, at least in some cases, with not that much ill-will.

The best academics begin by borrowing/stealing the best work that other people have done and are doing and then build on it.

If other countries are grappling with trying to find solutions, it would seem more efficient to use one’s own limited medical resouusrces to augment U.S. research than to re-invent the wheel.

As well, with lthe formal forced confinement of oads of millennials who can’t contribute to the medical research but who can do all sorts of computer things from their parent’s basement, it brobably helps to reduce the chances of the game sites and porn sites crashing by giving some of them something productive to do.


3 posted on 04/17/2020 3:24:10 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.Â)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Some of the smartest people in the world view the more technical parts of technology as a useful tool that they would rather leave to the management of experts, sort of like a jack-hammer.

My Brother-in-Law is head of the tech department for a decent size hospital. He knows stuff like this so the doctor’s can focus on the best way to chop up organs etc. He does his stuff, they do theirs.


4 posted on 04/17/2020 3:26:38 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.Â)
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To: Hieronymus

Well then it’s okay :-) hack the **** away and even go into our defense department. There might be something useful there.


5 posted on 04/17/2020 3:33:50 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: Hieronymus

Yes I work in IT so I know how it works.

I was taking a sarcastic shot at the “experts”. Fauci, Birx, Bozo the Modeler, etc.


6 posted on 04/17/2020 3:37:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: knighthawk

Why is the research even protected? It should be open to the world.


7 posted on 04/17/2020 4:08:19 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: dp0622

Nations have allies, they do not have friends.

I would expect that our allies would not hack the defence department, or at least be more cautious about doing so, but accessing the CDC is not big deal.

As for the Chinese, what do you expect? I’d expect that we are doing the same thing to them—we remain on cold-war footing with them and the Norks.

On some level, I’d expect the same relationship with the Russians, though more out of habit than being on actual cold-war footing at the present.

Having some decent quasi-enemies will keep you on your toes better than people who are assigned to play the Russians in a Nipo-Russian war and aren’t necessarily so motivated to put their full hearts into it.


8 posted on 04/17/2020 4:08:57 AM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.Â)
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To: knighthawk

Track them down, find them and KILL THEM.


9 posted on 04/17/2020 4:13:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: BushCountry

It should be open to the world.
=BushCountry

The new world order.


10 posted on 04/17/2020 4:15:11 AM PDT by cp124 (Time for America 2.0)
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To: Hieronymus

“accessing the CDC is not big deal.“

Wow. Oblivious.


11 posted on 04/17/2020 4:23:31 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: knighthawk

Just another unfortunate event, wink wink, so any future opposition to the false Covid death toll numbers can be quietly dismissed.


12 posted on 04/17/2020 4:31:40 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: knighthawk

China or North Korea, bets?


13 posted on 04/17/2020 4:42:43 AM PDT by cranked
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To: cp124

The new world order.

Not really, I hope we are not that stupid. I think anything that could benefit and save tens of thousands of lives would not be held back because of greed and imaginary tribalism.


14 posted on 04/17/2020 4:53:52 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: BushCountry

And when it comes to virus research, there are plenty of brilliant scientists outside of the US that might contribute to a cure.


15 posted on 04/17/2020 4:57:15 AM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: knighthawk

It’s not hacking when you’re invited.


16 posted on 04/17/2020 5:17:41 AM PDT by NativeSon ( What Would Virginia Do? #WWVD)
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To: knighthawk

Yep, just China trying to assess how well their new weapon is performing.


17 posted on 04/17/2020 5:32:34 AM PDT by moovova
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To: knighthawk

Inside job, you can bet that.


18 posted on 04/17/2020 5:34:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

“She didn’t specify what countries backed the hackers or what organizations were targeted.” What good is the FBI if it can’t tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?


19 posted on 04/17/2020 5:46:10 AM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: Bookshelf

The FBI is not on our side.


20 posted on 04/17/2020 5:47:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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