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Hackers will try to exploit Covid-19. How to stop them?

New digital habits will be a gift to hostile actors unless governments and internet users show vigilance

By David Omand  

hostile states can take advantage of the present crisis to sow the seeds of public confusionPhoto: Annette Riedl/DPA/PA Images

The internet is coming into its own, a digital coming of age, during the Covid-19 pandemic. The world of interpersonal internet communication will never be the same again. The present global crisis is the first in which we can see how valuable internet purchasing and social media are in preserving the fabric of everyday life and the personal interactions that are at the heart of our shared…

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