Cyber threats during COVID19 challenging the effort to “flatten the curve”

TheCyberDiplomat
Apr 3, 2020 · 4 min read

By Sanjana Rathi

Around three years ago, powerful ransomware began spreading across the world and jeopardizing the healthcare sector. ‘WannaCry’ spread like wildfire, encrypting several computers worldwide in a matter of hours. Hospitals across the UK declared a “major incident” after they were knocked offline by the malware. Government facilities and private companies were also hit.

Now with the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we are forced to become more dependent on the Internet…