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