Lech Wałęsa supports a global call to stop cyberattacks on the healthcare sector


President Lech Wałęsa has supported a global appeal to stop numerous cyber-attacks on hospitals, healthcare and medical research facilities, as well as on medical personnel and international public health organizations which are on the frontline of the response to the COVID-19 epidemic worldwide.

The list of the signatories of the letter prepared by the CyberPeace Institute includes prominent politicians, like former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, heads of international organisations, such as former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Mikhail Gorbachev.

The authors call on governments of all countries and the United Nations to express global solidarity and take decisive steps to combat cyberattacks which disrupt effective struggle with the disease worldwide. President Lech Wałęsa expressed his support for this important initiative which aims to protect the life and health of many people endangered by the pandemic. The text of the letter was also published on Monday in the Guardian and the New York Times.

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