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In the United States Congress introduced a bill on sanctions for theft of research COVID

Republican minority leader in the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress Kevin McCarthy said that contributed to the Congress a bill on sanctions against hackers that try to steal research data against the novel coronavirus.

"I introduced a bill to prosecute hackers by COVID. American researchers — the most brilliant minds in the world, and we are developing a vaccine for the victory (over coronavirus) faster than ever. We can't allow China, Russia or anyone else used our innovation," McCarthy wrote on Twitter.

Last week, the structure of cyber security of the US, UK and Canada distributed recommendations for the hacking attempts of development of a vaccine, which they blame Russian government agencies. The recommendations of the national security Agency of the USA States that "a group of Russian intelligence services acted in relation to organizations involved in vaccine development from COVID-19 in USA, Canada and UK, so likely to steal information and intellectual property relating to the development and testing of vaccines against COVID-19".

In early may, British and American intelligence agencies reported that recorded large-scale cyber attacks on health organizations and research centres. Then all the staff of international and national medical organizations, it was recommended to change personal passwords to access computer technology and go to two-factor authentication. The attackers, according to intelligence agencies, using the technology selection is often used, or insufficiently complex passwords to accounts staff megastructure.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia rejects allegations of hacking attacks on the vaccine.