Cyberattacks are happening amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic. There have been reports of ransomware attacks that target hospitals and healthcare facilities. According to Healthcare IT News UK, a cyber-attack on a Czech hospital, also serving as a COVID-19 test facility, forced a tech shutdown in the midst of the outbreak, compromising life-sustaining medical equipment.
To prevent similar incidents, the Cybersecurity Bureau of the DICT urges hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide to employ emergency backup systems to ensure operational continuity for both databases and infrastructure in case of outages caused by malware or cyberattacks.
Cyber incidents can be reported thru the following channels:
Landline: 8920-0101 local 1708