American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters
American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters

US, UK cyber officials say state-backed hackers taking advantage of outbreak

  • Hackers are leveraging anxiety around the disease outbreak to push people into clicking links and downloading attachments
  • They are also exploiting growing demand for work-from-home solutions by passing off their malicious tools as remote collaboration software by Zoom and Microsoft

Topic |   Cybersecurity
American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters
American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that state-backed hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations. Photo: Reuters
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