Cyber attacks target WHO | The digital fence at the forefront of Taiwan's COVID response | MyGov's pseudo-DDOS
Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks. Reuters.
Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based "electronic fence" that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes. Reuters.
The Federal Government now says a cyber attack was not to blame for the MyGov website falling over this morning as thousands of Australians tried to access Centrelink payments amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Guardian.
Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike
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Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.
Industrialized 3D printed emergency respiration device
3D Printing Media Network
Thanks to 3D technology and existing capabilities in the alliance, both in design and in prototyping, the functionality of this first model of the largely 3D printed ventilator has been developed and tested. This device also has the virtue of being industrially scalable, so that the production capacity of between 50 and 100 units per day can be reached by next week.
Coronavirus pandemic changes how your privacy is protected
As the coronavirus pandemic gets worse, privacy commissioners are lifting data restrictions for health officials to keep track of the outbreak.
Coronavirus is changing how we work. Online scammers are taking advantage
Australians are now working from home offices and kitchen tables as social distancing measures to slow the spread of coronavirus ramp up. But this change to how we work makes us more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Australia's cyber spy agency has warned of scams and phishing attempts, as criminals try and take advantage of the disruption.
MyGov website crashes as thousands seek Centrelink help amid coronavirus pandemic, Government backflips on claims cyber attack to blame
The Federal Government now says a cyber attack was not to blame for the MyGov website falling over this morning as thousands of Australians tried to access Centrelink payments amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Incompetence attack': MyGov website did not crash because of DDoS cyber attack, as Stuart Robert claimed
The government services minister, Stuart Robert, has had to walk back a claim that the MyGov website suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Monday just as people were logging on to register for welfare services.
Are we ready for China to control global communications?
Are you comfortable with the idea of China controlling the flow of traffic over the internet backbone and providing Beijing's Communist Party with secret access to global communications?
Bonnie Glaser / 葛來儀 @BonnieGlaserChina is desperate to deflect blame for the virus. Now Beijing is blaming Italy. Why not just leave the determination of origin to scientists? https://t.co/6NB7x2cyYf
Justice Dept. files its first coronavirus takedown: a bogus vaccine website
U.S. federal prosecutors have filed and won a temporary restraining order against a website offering a fraudulent coronavirus vaccine, which the Justice Department said is its first enforcement action related to the pandemic.
Taiwan's new 'electronic fence' for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring
Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based "electronic fence" that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes. Governments around the world are combining technology and human efforts to enforce quarantines that require people who have been exposed to the virus to stay in their homes, but Taiwan's system is believed to be the first to use mobile phone tracking for that purpose.
The Government warns about Coronavirus Misinformation (in Swedish)
Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist warns that foreign powers are deliberately spreading disinformation about how Sweden handles the coronavirus.