Dark Hotel hacking group behind WHO Cyber Attack

Finally, some evidence is out that the hacking group behind the WHO Cyber Attack could be ‘Elite Hackers’ aka Dark Hotel. According to an article published in Reuters, the said group was behind the domain name registration of a fake site that impersonated the internal email system used by WHO and tried to lure the WHO employees in submitting their online credentials on March 13th this year.


Taking a tip-off from a Blackstone Law Group Cybersecurity expert named Alexander Urbelis, a reporter from Reuter is said to have published the article after verifying some facts thoroughly.


A team of security experts from Kaspersky have confirmed the news and said that the effort was to block the digital access of ‘WHO’ in the wake of Covid 19 pandemic- only to deepen the crisis response by blocking help.


Meanwhile, multiple reports are in that hackers are using the World Health Organization in their subject-lines to distribute malware in the form of Phishing emails. So, security experts from Kaspersky are warning people not to click on the links or download a file which starts with subject lines such as How you can save from the Coronavirus Pandemic, medicine for Covid 19, Home Remedies to treat corona or Covid 19 and how to curb the spread of Coronavirus….


Note- The only way to contain the spread of Coronavirus is to practice “Social Distancing”, keep your throat hydrated with warm water mixed with salt or vinegar and contact the emergency care if you have symptoms such as cough, and fever along with cold. Basking in sun, intake of Vitamin A, B, C, and D also helps in raising your immunity levels against such viruses.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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