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China-backed hackers targeted Moderna's COVID vaccine: report

US biotech firm's network allegedly probed by 'reconnaissance' activity

U.S.-based Moderna Therapeutics is trying to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc, a leading U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, earlier this year in a bid to steal valuable data, according to a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking activity.

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