The number of cyber attacks and incidents against the United Nations Organization (UN) agency is now five times the amount documented by WHO compared with the same period in 2019, according to the agency’s CIO.
The organization update came the same week that someone leaked more than 25,000 email addresses and passwords online, including those that belonged to the WHO, the Gates Foundation, the US National Institutes of Health, USA and other organizations, according to various published reports. Of that number, more than 2,700 email address and password combinations belonged to WHO, and nearly 460 were still valid. This forced the organization to reset the credentials of its employees. These and other attacks are driving WHO to move to a more secure authentication system, as well as working with private companies to strengthen internal security and better training for its staff.
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