The Police detected a virus “very dangerous” whose goal is “to break the entire computer system of the hospitals”

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The deputy chief operating of the National Police, José Ángel González, has warned this Monday in the press conference later the Committee of Technical Management of the COVID-19 a computer virus designed to attack the systems of the Spanish health care institutions.

The control police has explained that the detection of this virus, which has been qualified as “very dangerous”, occurred yesterday, Sunday. The malware it has been distributing through emails sent to health personnel.


“What they intended and what they want is to break the entire computer system of the hospitals”

“To break the entire computer system of the hospitals” it was and is the objective of this action is now neutralized, as has assured González. Therefore, it has asked care to the health of open emails of unknown provenance because “the best protection is prevention”. If you receive one of these e-mails doubtful, it is best not to access it, not open it.

Hoaxes and attacks aimed at the citizenship

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The toilets, however, are not the only ones affected by this type of practice during this health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

The DAO of the National Police has stressed during his speech that have been detected recently “over 200 hoaxes to create fear and panic in the population” and other mailings by e-mail intended to infect the computers of ordinary citizens. These shipments, has said, seeking “access to our system, infect our computer and have access to all our passwords and personal information”.

On account of the coronavirus, the National Police has also warned about the sending of malicious e-mails intended for the general public

On hoaxes and fake news, the director of police it has highlighted one that sounded the alarm about an imminent declaration of a state of exception, a level superior to the state of alarm which is currently declared in Spain, and encouraged them to buy massively. A second hoax detected by the National Police based on a video about a fake riot in a jail Spanish; the images, however, correspond to a riot in a prison in italy.

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The Police detected a virus “very dangerous” whose goal is “to break the entire computer system of the hospitals”

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