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Dubai Airports website 'hit by cyber attack'

Hacking groups leak email addresses of staff and other data onto internet

Dubai Airports website 'hit by cyber attack'
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Dubai Airports’ website was hit by an apparent cyber attack
that led to the exposure of employees’ email addresses and other data.

A document posted on the website Pastebin.com by
two groups calling themselves The Portugal Cyber Army and HighTech Brazil HackTeam
appeared to contain more than 50 email addresses of Dubai Airports staff, as well as other encrypted information.

Dubai Airports administers both Dubai International Airport
and the new Al Maktoum International Airport at the Dubai World Central
development.

At the time of publication, there did not appear to be any
problems with the Dubaiairports.ae web address and it was not clear whether the
leaked email addresses and data had been passed used for any other purposes.

Earlier targets of the Portugal Cyber Army have included the
website of Hong Kong Police, while HighTech Brazil HackTeam has previously hit
the sites of a South African TV station and an Indian internet company.

In the posting on Pastebin, neither group provided any
motive for the attack.

No one from Dubai Airports could be reached for comment by Arabian Business at the time of publication.

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