Gulf Times - cyberattacks
Tokyo Olympics on alert for cyberattacks as alleged Russian plot revealed

Tokyo Olympics on alert for cyberattacks as alleged Russian plot revealed

Tokyo Olympics organisers said they were on constant alert for cyberattacks Tuesday but had yet to suffer "significant impact" after Britain accused Russia of targeting the Games.

Qatar's banking sector remains ‘heavily targeted’ sector for cyberattacks: QCB

Qatar's banking sector remains ‘heavily targeted’ sector for cyberattacks: QCB

Qatar's banking sector remains a “heavily targeted” sector for cyberattacks, Qatar Central Bank said and noted phishing attempts and user targeted social engineering attacks ...

Qatar sees nearly 12,000 cyberattacks on smartphones between January and June: Kaspersky

Qatar sees nearly 12,000 cyberattacks on smartphones between January and June: Kaspersky

The number of malicious attacks on smartphone users in Qatar reached 11,883 so far in 2020, Internet security firm Kaspersky has said in a report.

US puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

US puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

The US Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five firms on Monday.

Co-ordination is vital to ensure cybersecurity: MoI

Co-ordination is vital to ensure cybersecurity: MoI

The electronic security centre at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has emphasised the importance of co-operation, co-ordination and exchange of expertise in countering threats of cyberattacks ...

SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

Southeast Asia faces ‘very real’ threats from the Islamic State (IS) group despite their defeat in the Middle East, as well as cyberattacks, Singapore's prime minister warned Saturday at a regional summit.

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry

The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially ‘more sophisticated,’ the European police agency said Wednesday.

Myopia on rise among Chinese kids

Myopia on rise among Chinese kids

Shortsightedness or myopia, a condition where distant objects appear blurry while close objects appear normal, is an eye problem that is becoming increasingly serious among Chinese children.

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities ...

Germany challenges Russia over alleged cyberattacks

Germany challenges Russia over alleged cyberattacks

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency accused Russian rivals of gathering large amounts of political data in cyber attacks and said it was up to the Kremlin ...

New hacking attempt on Saudi government computers

New hacking attempt on Saudi government computers

Saudi authorities have detected fresh attempts by hackers to disrupt government computers, a report said on Friday, after security firm Symantec warned of a revival of malware used in previous cyberattacks.

Hitting back at hackers: debate swirls on how far to go

Hitting back at hackers: debate swirls on how far to go

After a seemingly endless barrage of cyberattacks, debate is heating up on hitting back at hackers where it hurts.