Cyber Attacks in UAE Decreases by 48 Percent

Cyber Attacks in UAE Decreases by 48 Percent

The number f attacks against websites in the UAE reached 155. This is calculated during the first four months of 2018. While, there were 297 attacks during the same period of 2017. According to a report, it is a decline of 48 percent. Cyber Attacks in UAE Decreases by 48 Percent

The reduction from January to April imitates the substantial success of the “National IT Emergency Response Team” of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in determining hacking attempts.

Cyber Attacks in UAE Decreases by 48 Percent

According to the TRA’s statistics, during the first months of 2018, government and private sectors was the main target. Forty-five cyber-attacks weree recorded during the same period involving fraud and phishing. In the same report, it show that 26 cyber-attacks intended to leak information. The other attacks involved defamation and other purposes.

Furthermore, in all the attacks, 85 attacks had a medium impact, 35 had a low impacts and 35 had a major impacts. The TRA is working to spread the awareness on how to counter vulnerable program. For spreading awareness, TRA held different seminars and workshops.

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