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Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

The conference on combating cyber crime, organised by the Ministry of Interior, stressed the importance of spreading community awareness about such threats.

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

The Mabna Institute "engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain" and for the benefit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US Treasury Department said.

Qatar University denies hacking of its website

Qatar University denies hacking of its website

Qatar University has denied the information received about the hacking of its website, stressing that the infrastructure of the website protection systems is strong, consistent, and is constantly updated.

India's City Union Bank 'hacked via SWIFT system'

India's City Union Bank 'hacked via SWIFT system'

City Union Bank said it had discovered three "fraudulent remittances", which were sent via correspondent banks to accounts in Dubai, Turkey and China.

Al Arabiya's licence loss 'proves criminal behaviour'

Al Arabiya's licence loss 'proves criminal behaviour'

Al Arabiya's broadcasting of fabricated and false statements attributed to His Highness the Emir after the hacking of QNA website proves ill intention on the channel's side, the QNA director general said.

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018: researchers

After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday.

Nepal bank latest victim in heists targeting SWIFT system

Nepal bank latest victim in heists targeting SWIFT system

Brussels-based SWIFT said last month that security controls instituted after last year's $81mn theft from Bangladesh's central bank helped thwart some recent hacking attempts.

US warns public about cyber attacks on energy, industrial firms

US warns public about cyber attacks on energy, industrial firms

The US government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure.

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

Sri Lanka arrests two men over Taiwan bank hacking

The pair were arrested after they tried to withdraw large sums of money that had been wired to their accounts with a Sri Lankan bank branch in the capital Colombo, the official said.

Russia jails two members of notorious hacker group

Russia jails two members of notorious hacker group

A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced two members of an infamous hacking group to three years in jail for breaking into the accounts of high-ranking Russian officials.

Turkey detains five people involved in QNA hacking

Turkey detains five people involved in QNA hacking

Five people have been detained by the Turkish authorities for their connection to the hacking of Qatar News agency (QNA), which took place in late May, HE the Attorney General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri said on Friday.

Qatar presents proof of UAE role in QNA website hacking

Qatar presents proof of UAE role in QNA website hacking

Officials of Qatar's Interior Ministry on Thursday said they have evidence to prove the cyberattack on the country's official media originated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).