Interpol warns of more attacks with ransomware against an already hard-pressed health services.
the Hospitals and authorities concerned to combat the coronakrisen, are exposed to an increasing number of attacks from cyber-criminals.
this was stated by The Interpol on Saturday in a press release. There is talk about “a significant” increase in the number of experiments with so-called ransomware. If this succeeds, the criminals capture victim’s data and systems and then demand ransom.
In the current cases go, the attempts to prevent hospitals and others in accessing vital files and systems, if there is no payment.
Interpol is the largest international police organization and exchange, among other things, information on missing persons and on the new trends in the field of cross-border crime.
the Interpol department of cybercrime based in Singapore, and it is also from here that the warning originated.
because of the tendency there has issued a warning to the police of the 194 member states.
the press Release contains no information on specific cases or on the number, but the secretary-general Juergen Stock says that it is unscrupulous criminals who are looking to make a profit at the expense of sick patients.
– lock hospitals out of their critical systems will not only delay the rapid medical interventions in these unusual times, but can directly cause deaths, he said.
Politiorganisationen participates in investigations with the national police about the current problems, but also collaborates with private companies in the it security industry, it appears.
In Denmark, a Centre for Cyber security under the Danish Defence Intelligence service (CFCS) also added note to criminals trying to exploit the crisis.
Just the possible threats to hospitals is something that CFCS have an eye for, according to a press release, which was issued Friday. Herein, says defence minister Trine Team (S), that in this time is not any digital ceasefire.
Specifically, we focus on protecting the healthcare sector, and our other socially critical infrastructure, she said.