Gulf Times - Cyber-attack
New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

Ukraine was the chief victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, and the government had warned on October 13 that another strike might be coming.

Qatar urges global banning of information obtained through piracy

Qatar urges global banning of information obtained through piracy

Qatar’s Attorney General HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri has urged the international community to ban information obtained through piracy, and prevent it from having any legal value or being used as a basis for evidence.

Hackers target Qatar Radio website, plant fake stories

Hackers target Qatar Radio website, plant fake stories

The Qatar Radio's website was hacked on Tuesday, the station announced on its Twitter account. Following the cyber attack at about 5.30 am, the hackers posted some fake news and insulting words on the site.

Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week.

Ukraine says Russia involved in cyber attack

Ukraine says Russia involved in cyber attack

Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Saturday that the Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack that hit Ukraine, saying the aim was to destroy important data and spread panic.

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month.

UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale cyber attack underway: experts

Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber security firm told AFP on Wednesday.

No cyber attack impact on Qatar businesses: Ooredoo

No cyber attack impact on Qatar businesses: Ooredoo

Qatar's businesses have not been impacted by the ongoing global cyber attack, Ooredoo said and noted the company’s experts are working with the Qatari authorities and international information security leaders.

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

The unprecedented global ransomware cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries, Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said Sunday.

UK health system has recovered from cyber attack, says minister

UK health system has recovered from cyber attack, says minister

Britain's health system has recovered from the disruption caused by a global cyber attack, with 97% of the country's health service trusts now "working as normal", interior minister Amber Rudd said on Saturday.

Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen

Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen

A global cyber attack forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to die down.