UAE foils over 560 cyber attacks during first half of 2017

Telecommunications Regulations Authority reveals growing threat to websites in the UAE
By Staff writer
Mon 04 Sep 2017 04:45 PM

A total of 561 cyber attacks against government, semi-government and private sector entities in the UAE were foiled by the Telecommunications Regulations Authority during the first half of the year, state news agency WAM reported on Monday.

The attacks accounted for 53 percent of the total attacks foiled throughout 2016, which reflects the growing threat state and non-state websites are coming under, WAM said.

According to TRA figures, government and non-government websites were the most targeted, and came under 284 attacks during H1. Another 277 attacks were reported on private sector e-portals from January through to the end of June.

TRA said it has been launching awareness campaigns, including lectures, seminars and workshops, to promote cyber safety and best practices in this field.

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