Why the pandemic is a hotbed for cyber attacks

On 14 March, computer systems at the University Hospital Brno in Czech Republic gradually began to fail. The hospital — the second largest in the country and home to one of its key coronavirus testing laboratories — had been hit by a cyber attack.

Several well-known hacker groups have since issued statements vowing not to target medical institutions. Whether they stay true to their word remains to be seen.

But while hospitals would be most seriously affected by cyber attacks during the pandemic, the chaos caused by coronavirus has left the whole of society more vulnerable.

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Source:   City A.M.