The UAE accounted for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ransomware attacks detected globally in Q1 of 2018, according to a recent report by cybersecurity solutions firm Trend Micro.
Egypt continues to face a growing threat from cyber-attacks with malware detections in Q1 of 2018 reaching 253,995, the second highest figure in the North African region.
It’s a sad fact, that cyber-attacks often go hand in hand with major sporting events, including the World Cup, as they give cyber criminals easy access to a frequent stream of online activities from incautious soccer fans
Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, CNBC reported.
A hybrid approach to security is one that tightly integrates SaaS solutions with an enterprise’s existing IT infrastructure and leverages SaaS capabilities to seamlessly extend and scale on-premise solution performance.
IT managers lack visibility to about 45 percent of their organisation’s network traffic, creating significant security challenges. In fact, nearly a quarter of them are blind to as much as 70 percent of their network traffic.
The latest report found more than 14,277,163 pieces of spam and 9,992 emails containing dangerous file types – all missed by the incumbent providers and delivered to users’ inboxes.
Saudi Arabia’s education sector was most affected by malware, followed by government, and telecommunications during 2017, according to a study.
McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: March 2018, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q4 2017.
A new malware that attacks and infects victims through compromised routers and can run in kernel mode, giving it complete control over victim devices has been uncovered in the Middle East and Africa region.