‘Cyber attacks target hospitals fighting coronavirus’

By BBC On Sun, 5 Apr, 2020 11:09 | < 1 min read
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Interpol that criminals are using software to hold medical centres digitally hostage. PHOTO | COURTESY

Hospitals on the frontline of fighting the coronavirus pandemic are facing a large increase in attempted cyber-attacks, the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has warned.

The agency said that criminals are using software to hold medical centres digitally hostage and prevent them accessing files and systems until a ransom is paid.

Interpol added that emails are primarily being used to spread the ransomware, and that it is collecting a list of suspicious Internet domains.

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