COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Virus to Fear: Cybersecurity Attackers Target Hospitals Amidst COVID-19


Among the many obstacles facing businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are new cyberattacks targeting key infrastructure and industry in the United States. With all the compounding factors making this threat even more dangerous, the spike in cyberattacks was so significant that the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has become involved and issued a “purple notice” alert to law enforcement in its member countries. The notice was issued as part of a coordinated effort to combat the attacks, and it alerts the public to information on the modus operandi, objects, devices, and concealment methods used by criminals. Since the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, cybercriminals have targeted ...

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