Please end Medical Cyber Attacks says Red Cross

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Hackers who are launching cyber attacks on medical facilities such as Universities researching COVID 19 Vaccine and hospitals treating patients are being urged to stop cyber-attacks on medical facilities. 

 


In an open letter signed by some prominent personalities like foreign ministers, ex-Presidents, and seven Nobel laureates the signees’ are urging the government and United Nations (UN) to help thwart cyber attacks that are targeting medical and research facilities during the coronavirus spread.

 

The letter which is being led by the Cyber peace Institute and supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross is urging governments across the world to unite in fighting cyber attacks on hospitals and public health organizations.

 

“There needs to be a blueprint of international rules to be followed by governments to fight against cybercrime” the letter adds.

 

Some of the big names who have signed the letter include Microsoft President Brad Smith, Eugene Kaspersky- the head of Russian Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, World Health Organizations head, Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, Ban ki-Moon the general secretary for the UN, a few of Interpol agents, and Micheal Gorbachev who is the Ex-president of Soviet Union.

 

Titled “The Time to Act is Now” the letter states that the world should stop tolerating cyberattacks on health infrastructure and must also not tolerate cybercrime on an overall note.

 

Note- Cyber Peace Institute is a Microsoft established organization found in 2019 and backed by Mastercard and Hewlett Foundation. It was a spin-off another vocal campaign of Satya Nadella led campaign titled “Digital Peace”- chiefly related to the siphoning of cyber tools which eventually end up in the hands of cybercriminals.