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NATO Condemns Cyberattacks Against COVID-19 Responders

June 5, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started hitting countries worldwide, cybercriminals and nation-states have been leveraging the crisis to conduct malicious activities, and the number of attacks leveraging COVID-19 themes has increased thousands of times since February.

Over the past couple of months, there has been a surge in attacks targeting those who work in response to the pandemic. Last month, the United States and the United Kingdom issued an alert on government-sponsored attacks on healthcare bodies, pharmaceutical companies, academia, medical research organizations, and local governments.

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