The COVID-19 outbreak has created unprecedented issues across the globe especially for those organizations tasked to respond to the crisis. Unfortunately, in the time of a global pandemic, there are more people trying to take advantage of those who are most vulnerable.

There have already been cases of attacks against medical institutions involved with COVID-19 response or research. For example, a possible attack against the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, against a hospital in Czechia, and more are expected. Black hat hackers often target hospitals and other medical institutions and now such institutions make even better targets because of potential security mistakes made due to stress or chaos.

With everything going on, we want to help. To support the organizations that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Acunetix is offering a complimentary Acunetix Premium license to protect them from malicious web and network hacking attempts. Eligible organizations are those that are supporting the COVID-19 response, whether they are government entities, medical equipment providers, news providers, vaccine research, medical research, patient care, hospitals, emergency first responders, food delivery, and more.

If your organization qualifies as a COVID-19 responder and you need help ensuring your web assets are secure, please let us know. Simply email us at and we’ll get back to you to begin the process.

Mark Ralls
Acunetix President & COO
Mark Ralls is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Acunetix. He has a passion for building scalable, high-functioning software companies. In his free time, he normally enjoys travel with his wife and son, but during quarantine, he’s catching up on his extensive Steam and PS4 backlog.