The European Union has condemned and condemned the rise in cyber attacks due to the coronavirus crisis this Thursday, and urged all governments in the world to be diligent in addressing the threat.
In a statement by the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, the European bloc denounced the increase in cyber threats and criminal activity on the network. “Significant phishing and malware distribution campaigns, scanning activity and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been identified since the pandemic began, some of which involve critical critical infrastructures to address this crisis,” he warned.
Any attempt to damage critical structures is “unacceptable”, Borrell censored and urged the people behind these threats to stop any activity that could endanger the lives of EU citizens.
For this reason, global action has been required to address these threats, more in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. “It is a question of humanity and universal values,” stressed the High Representative, who has confirmed the closure of the ranks of the Member States on this issue in order to prevent, deter and respond to these attacks. “To this end, the EU and the Member States need to step up their technical, operational, judicial and diplomatic cooperation with their international partners,” he said.
The 27 also reaffirmed at the international level their call for the world’s governments to act diligently in the face of these activities and to take appropriate action against those involved in the cyber threats.