Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Microsoft offers protection to healthcare staff

Microsoft will provide security tools to healthcare organisations around the world amid a spike in attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic. AccountGuard will be free to healthcare, human rights, and humanitarian groups during the crisis. Microsoft says human rights organisations Amnesty International, Freedom House, and Human Rights Watch are among those to have taken advantage of the offer. The company said it had tracked five separate nation-state groups attempting to hack email accounts at nine prominent human rights organisations almost 1,000 times in the last year alone. "The spokesman added:"Both AccountGuard for Healthcare and AccountGuard for Human Rights Organisations will initially be available to organisations in the 29 countries where we already offer AccountGuard.

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