In the middle of the Corona crisis, the university hospital of the Czech city Brno had to use its test laboratory to restrict work, postpone operations and refer patients to other hospitals. The reason for this was a cyberattack.
The University Hospital Of Brno Fell Victim To A Ransomware
The attackers tried to encrypt the data on a computer network to ask money for the decryption. In the current crisis, victims may be more willing to pay the amount requested so that operations can continue quickly without restrictions. The attached file contained malware that collects passwords. The federal warning may have benefited. But cybercriminals are likely to keep trying, possibly even more in the future. Analysts of the World Health Organization expect more Corona emails to be sent in the next few days. One indication of this is that more and more web addresses are being registered that contain the term corona or are similar to official internet addresses. These links could distribute attackers in phishing emails and use them to install malware. If this is done by using a domain, the authorities can have the server switched off, but only if the server actually distributes malware.
Fear And Curiosity Make Victims Careless
Internationally, criminals are using the Corona theme for their attacks. For example, the World Health Organization warns of fake emails on its behalf. Other attackers use a manipulated card to steal passwords that shows the spread of the corona virus around the world. The logic behind it is the same: fear and curiosity tempt the recipient to click a link or open a file without thinking.
“Basic operation has been preserved, some computer systems are limited,” the hospital, based in the Czech Republic’s second largest city, Brno, tweeted. Some scheduled operations would have to be postponed, the hospital’s director said.
Face Masks From The Online Shop Are Not Supplied
The authorities are also monitoring hackers who offer medical articles in fake web shops. The customer pays the face masks, protective suits or quick tests offered in advance. However, the ordered goods are never delivered.