The World Health Organization (WHO) said the recent leak of 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords along with credentials of thousands working on the response to the coronavirus pandemic didn’t put the organization’s systems at risk.
Explaining that its systems were largely spared because “the data was not recent,” WHO said in a release that “the attack did impact an older extranet system, used by current and retired staff as well as partners.”
Credentials from WHO, the CDC and Gates Foundation recently started making their way onto the likes of 4chan, Pastebin and Twitter, with the latter taking steps to remove them earlier this week.
Please register to continue.
Already registered? Log in.
Once you register, you'll receive:
The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.
Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.
SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.
One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.