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Reuters first to report elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Reuters first to report elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Reuters was first to report that elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks. WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear, but the effort was unsuccessful. He warned that hacking attempts against the agency and its partners have soared as they battle to contain the coronavirus, which has killed more than 15,000 worldwide.