Cyber-attack ceasefire urged by EU

The European Union (EU) has urged cybercriminals to halt all malicious activity exploiting the global Covid-19 pandemic. The EU’s High Representative, Josep Borrell, singled out attacks on “critical infrastructures that are essential to managing this crisis” as particularly egregious in a press release issued yesterday (April 30). He noted the proliferation of “malware distribution campaigns, scanning activities and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks” since the outbreak. “All perpetrators must immediately refrain from conducting such irresponsible and destabilising actions, which can put people’s lives at risk,” added Borrell. “We need the entire world to stand united in this global fight against the virus. It is a matter of humanity and universally shared values.”

Source: Daily Swig