Italy Coronavirus: Hacking attack on emergency service website- Hacking attack received on Italian social welfare website as thousands of people filled in applications for emergency aid benefits due to his pandemic coronavirus.
According to Pasquale Trintico, chief of staff, h INPS (social welfare service) had received 339.000 claims for the 600 euros allowance so far, but hackers made them impossible to access on the website.
The government, in response to the galloping financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, has introduced a 600-euro allowance that all self-employed and seasonal workers can apply for.
Italy Coronavirus - Hacking attack: The difficulties of connection
Trindico said he briefed police on the cyberattack, which expressed doubts about the effectiveness of security. digital infrastructure of Italy during the country's battle against the coronavirus. However, he did not indicate if there was any data breach.
The ruling Democratic Party (PD) said it had secret services they should investigate who is behind the cyberattacks. "These jackals should stop immediately," said party leader Andrea Orlando emphatically.