WHO security team doubled to tackle phishing attacks

Cyber security professionals working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) have “never been busier”, according to its CIO, as top officials are being targeted by constant phishing campaigns. The organisation has had to increase its security resources while it deals with the outbreak of COVID-19, the WHO’s chief information officer (CIO), Bernardo Mariano, told Bloomberg. This is because cyber attacks on the organisation have significantly increased since mid-March when the coronavirus moved up to pandemic status. WHO used to have just one security alert a month, according to Mariano, but that has shot up to eight in April as national cyber security authorities warned it of repeated “nation-state actor attacks”.

Source: IT Pro