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As millions of Americans have been ordered to work from home to contain the spread of the virus, data is now being transmitted outside secure business networks. Information security professionals have sounded the alarm about digital attacks from US adversaries such as Russia and China.
Computer hackers have attacked Italy's social security website, forcing it to shut down on Wednesday just as people were starting to apply for coronavirus benefits, the head of the welfare agency said.
When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce.
The US Department of Health and Human Services was hit by an unspecified "cyber incident" on March 15, officials said on March 16.
TBILISI/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and disrupted national television broadcasts.
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For the last several years, hackers based in China have allegedly been sucking up vast amounts of personal data of US citizens: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, even fingerprints.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday that its offices in Geneva and Vienna were targeted by an "apparently well-resourced" cyber attack in the middle of last year that exposed lists of user accounts, but that the damage had been contained.
Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.