Iran accused of being behind hackers who have tried to hack the personal email accounts of personnel at the World Health Organisation amid the coronavirus outbreak.
“It is not clear if any accounts were compromised, but the attacks show how the WHO and other organisations at the centre of the global effort to contain the coronavirus have come under a sustained digital bombardment by hackers seeking information,” Independent reported.
Reuters reported earlier that Iranian hackers have been trying to hack accounts of international health organization.
In the case of attack on WHO, Reuters said on April 2 that four informed sources confirmed Iran’s link to the hackers. Tehran has immediately denied the accusation.
WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic confirmed the hacking attempt but said it did not know who was responsible.
The organization is highly busy as coronavirus pandemic hit the World.
Iran is among top five countries that have the biggest numbers of the victims of the pandemic.
Some top Iranian officials are also diagnosed with the virus.
In the latest update, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest high-ranking official to contract the disease.