Cyber Attack Disrupts COVID-19 Payouts: Hackers Take Down Italian Social Security Site

Submitted by rruggia on Thu, 10/21/2021 - 10:13

We've already seen supposed "elite hackers" attacking the World Health Organization, cyber criminals hitting a COVID-19 vaccine testing facility with ransomware and healthcare workers being targeted with Windows malware using coronavirus information as the lure.

Now, it has been reported, hackers have forced the Italian social security website to shut down for a period, as the most vulnerable in society started their claims for a €600 ($655) crisis payout.

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