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The US Is Concerned About Threats Of Cyber Attacks Against The Czech Health System

The US Is Concerned About Threats Of Cyber Attacks Against The Czech Health System

The United States is concerned about possible cyberattacks against the Czech health system. This is stated in a statement issued on Friday by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Pompeo did not name any specific countries or potential players who could prepare sabotage.

"The United States has received with concern a message from the Czech national cyber and information security office "about the real threat of cyber attacks" against their healthcare sector," the Secretary of State said." As the world grapples with the pandemic, malicious cyber activity that harms hospitals and the health system as a whole can be deadly."

Pompeo said that all those involved in such actions will be held accountable. "We call for an end to malicious cyber activity against the Czech health system," the statement said. "We call on all countries not to turn a blind eye to such actions."

Earlier, the Czech security services warned of an increased threat of attacks on strategic targets, including hospitals. The Republic's media noted that the attackers tried to attack the largest hospitals in Ostrava and Olomouc. On Friday, the attempted cyberattack on their computer systems was reported by the Vaclav Havel airport in Prague.

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