Cybersecurity experts join forces to thwart coronavirus-related hacking

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  • Coronavirus scams and hacking efforts are on the rise.
  • In response, more than 400 cybersecurity experts have joined forces to tackle the problem.
  • The group’s primary objective is to prevent hospitals from getting infected with ransomware.
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One of the more infuriating aspects involving the coronavirus pandemic is that hackers and scam artists have been trying to use the crisis to bilk innocent victims out of their hard-earned money. Especially at a time when unemployment is at an all-time high and many people are struggling to make ends meet, the fact that hackers are still going at it is beyond revolting.

Aside from run-of-the-mill scams involving scammers calling up people and offering fake coronavirus testing kits, there are also reports that cyberattacks in general, and phishing attempts in particular, have skyrocketed over the past few weeks. Some brazen folks have even engaged in phishing efforts by sending out emails designed to look as if they’re official notices from the World Health Organization. Even more problematic are attempts from hackers to install ransomware on hospital computer systems.

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