Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak

A good time to offer a virtual helping hand.

Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak

An organisation, Cyber Volunteers 19 (CV19), is being set up to help people volunteer their IT security expertise and services to health services.

The idea is that IT security-savvy folks can help hard-working healthcare services battling the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, by volunteering their expertise in identifying, protecting, detecting and responding to existing and emerging cyber threats.

Healthcare organisations are working under enough pressure at the moment without having the additional challenge of battling cyber threats. This is one way in which we can give a little back.

Learn more about how to get involved at and follow @Cv19Cyber on Twitter.

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3 comments on “Cyber volunteers needed to help protect our health services during the Coronavirus outbreak”

  1. Spryte

    There is also the Covid 19 Domain Classifier (
    From their site:
    > "These last couple of weeks, criminals have been using COVID-19 for everything from selling fake cures to phishing. Every day, several thousand domains are registered for COVID-19 related keywords. We are trying to identify the worst, and classify the domains into different risk categories. If you have some time this weekend, please help us out by checking out some of these domains." <
    Filtering these domains can help avoid scams, fishing and people getting malicious software.
    You'll need a spare computer which you can rebuild easily should you get malicious software.
    Unfortunately the process is not automated, one by one, to categorize.

    1. Graham CluleyGraham Cluley · in reply to Spryte

      Thanks Spryte. Another resource which may be useful to people is this list of dodgy Coronavirus-related domains, updated daily by the folks at DomainTools:

      1. coyote · in reply to Graham Cluley

        $ wc -l dt-covid-19-threat-list.csv
        116711 dt-covid-19-threat-list.csv

        … That is appalling. And tragic.

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