Hackers can damage critical infrastructure, ruin economy – UN cybersecurity chief RT — SophieCo

In one of the most notorious digital attacks in recent years, a malware called WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, affecting governments, businesses, and ordinary users. Luckily, the virus was quickly diffused, but new ones are popping up one after another. While digital technology is bringing unprecedented opportunities into our lives, it also creates more targets for cyber criminals – since everything around us is connected, it all can be hacked. So how vulnerable are we to cybercrime? And how do we protect ourselves? Neil Walsh – the chief of UN’s program on cybersecurity – is on SophieCo to discuss.