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UAE Government's TRA responds to 34,000 cyber-attacks in April

Monthly report reveals team also dealt with 197 cyber incidents last month

UAE Government's TRA responds to 34,000 cyber-attacks in April

The TRA's monthly report on cybersecurity developments in UAE federal entities, noted that the cyber-attacks varied between malware (46 percent), vulnerabilities (47 percent) and phishing attacks (7 percent).

The National Computer Emergency Response Team, aeCERT, in the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, responded to approximately 34,000 cyber-attacks, during April.

The TRA's monthly report on cybersecurity developments in UAE federal entities, noted that the cyber-attacks varied between malware (46 percent), vulnerabilities (47 percent) and phishing attacks (7 percent).

The team also dealt with 197 cyber incidents, the report added.

The report reviewed the efforts made by the aeCERT to prevent and address cyber-attacks that were experienced by the UAE federal entities only.

The aeCERT was established to improve practices of information security, and protect the IT infrastructure in the UAE from risks and violations, in conformity with the TRA strategy that aims at supporting and ensuring a safer cyberspace for the residents of the UAE.

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