UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/25/2020, 4:32 p.m.
The U.N. disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration
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The U.N. disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is moving the world toward increased technological innovation and online collaboration, but “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600% increase in malicious emails during the current crisis.”

Izumi Nakamitsu told an informal meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide.”

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