As the U.S. ramped up its response to the coronavirus pandemic, a cyberattack on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Sunday night aimed to slow down the agency’s computer systems.

The initiative didn’t make much of an impact. “Luckily it slowed, but didn't break or compromise anything,” said Marty Puranik, CEO of Atlantic.Net.

The attack “spread serious misinformation regarding a national quarantine, sending many officials and the public into a panic,” said Rui Lopes, engineering and technical support director at Panda Security.

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