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The novel COVID-19 virus has exposed businesses to dynamic cyber threats and data privacy challenges—and accompanying legal risks.

The rapid expansion of remote work and associated strains on employees have created new opportunities for cyber criminals. Further raising risk, critical company systems and data may be exposed by increased remote access, and it may be harder for companies to respond effectively to cyber incidents. As a result, cyber criminals are seeking to exploit COVID-19 through phishing scams, ransomware, business email compromises, and other attacks. For example, one Russian criminal group has been associated with malware that uses a legitimate COVID-19-related map produced by Johns Hopkins University while seeking to steal user passwords.[1] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reportedly recently suffered a distributed denial of service attack.[2] And Brno University Hospital, one of the largest COVID-19 testing centers in the Czech Republic, reportedly suffered a cyberattack that shut down its computers, and led to cancelled operations and patient relocations.[3] (Please see our prior alert on phishing campaigns in Hong Kong.)

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