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By Christopher Bing
(Reuters) – The Red Cross called for an end to cyberattacks on healthcare and medical research facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, in a letter published Tuesday and signed by a group of political and business figures.
Such attacks endanger human lives and governments must take “immediate and decisive action” to stop them, the letter stated.
“We are hoping that the world’s governments will step up to affirm their commitments to the international rules that prohibit such actions,” said Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in the letter.
Microsoft Corp (O:) President Brad Smith and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright are among the 42 co-signers of the