People seeking information answer questions about their age, gender, medical history, and what they would tell a human doctor about their health. MedWhat takes these variables and automatically generates an answer, using information culled from legitimate medical databases like NIH and the CDC. It does not give diagnoses or treatment recommendations, but helps people understand whether they need medical attention in the first place.
It’s an unfortunate reality that in times of humanitarian crisis, we need to speak more about cybersecurity. We have observed several warning signs. As early as January, COVID-19-branded website domain names began to be acquired. Cyber criminals use these domain names to masquerade as legitimate COVID-19 information sites. They are also sending phishing emails that appear to come from legitimate organizations, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, but that actually contain malicious links or attachments.