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Coronavirus hackers face the wrath of the cybersecurity community

Hell hath no fury like the cybersecurity community during a pandemic.

As Covid-19 continues to spread around the planet, malicious hackers are pumping out scams that prey on people’s fear. They are flooding health agencies with traffic to slow their systems and even attacking the central nervous system of the planet’s coronavirus response – the World Health Organization.

For Tony Cole, CTO at US cybersecurity firm Attivo Networks, if attacks on healthcare organisations – such as the WHO and HHS – are proven to be carried out by a nation state, it “should solicit the same response as bombing a hospital”.

“We should reserve the right to respond with force if someone does an attributed attack against a medical facility or facility doing research on vaccines, treatment, or cures during a pandemic,” he says.

“Just like our Geneva Convention agreements for wartime rules that you cannot bomb a medical care facility or a vehicle with the Red Cross emblem which could be administering care, you shouldn’t go after a facility working on care for pandemic victims.”

Read the full article in The Verdict.

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