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UN warns coronavirus pandemic may lead to spike in cyber crimes

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to an outbreak of cybercrime as well. United Nations disarmament chief, Izumi Nakamitsu, told a meeting of the UN Security Council that cybercrime had exploded in recent months with a 600% rise in malicious emails alone. “There have also been worrying reports of [cyber] attacks against health care organizations and […]

Exterminate! UV robot sent to Singapore mall to zap coronavirus

SINGAPORE – A shopping mall in Singapore is deploying a newly developed smart robot to fight the novel coronavirus, not with chemicals – but with light. While spraying has become the norm in many places around the world, the robot uses ultraviolet lamps to disinfectant not only surfaces but tricky-to-reach crevices and even the air. […]