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 […]

Australia expresses concern over ‘malicious’ cyber attack on hospitals

Australia has expressed concern over “malicious” hacking attacks across the world by cyber criminals and state-based actors targeting hospitals, medical services and facilities as well as crisis response organisations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The government is concerned that malicious cyber actors are seeking to exploit the pandemic for their own gain,’’ Australia’s department of foreign […]