KUWAIT CITY, May 10, (KUNA): The Ministry of Public Services appealed on Wednesday to all landline subscribers to pay their phone bills and warned that those who fail to pay overdue bills would face automated cutting system this month.
The ministry would send a first warning message to subscribers on May 13 and a second one on May 20, and finally would cut the service for those who didn’t pay the overdue bills on May 27, the ministry said in a press statement.
The statement added that maximum limit after which the service would be cut is KD 50 (about $164) for house landlines and KD 100 ($328) for commercial ones. It noted that lines of those who pay in installments would be immediately disconnected in case of any delay in paying the due monthly installment.
Delaying the payment of annual subscription fees for over 6 months would also lead to a disconnection of the service for house and commercial lines for non-Kuwaitis and commercial lines for Kuwaitis only, it said. It said that subscribers could pay their bills through the ministry website or the Kuwait egate portal and could also inquire about their bills through hotline: 123.
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) has said that the specifications of its information security system cope with the highest acknowledged local and international standards. CAIT’s Director General Qusai Al-Shatti made the remarks Wednesday to the opening of the “10th Kuwait Info Security Conference and Exhibition.”
Over the last year, the world witnessed proliferation of piracy programs, the largest since internet was born, Al-Shatti said. Al-Shatti noted that the growing reliance on e-services coincided with a huge rise in piracy, as well as spread of innovative types of malware, which forms massive risk in operations of espionage and sabotage. He stressed the dire need for caution in monitoring the sensors connected to the internet because they are accessible to all society segments of all ages, targets for hackers, the general director stated.
Meanwhile, Al-Shatti said that the Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITC) is eager to support this kind of conferences and technical exhibitions because that aim to transfer expertise and knowledge and promote national cadres in the field of IT. Head of the organizing committee Jamal Omar said that the gathering would discuss the culture and prime importance. More than 32 key experts from Arab and foreign countries have come to discuss several major technical issues network systems, confidentiality, privacy, cybercrime and Risk Management. This annual conference has evolved into one of the largest and most highly regarded security event in the GCC region. It takes a comprehensive look at the entire spectrum of IT security, business continuity management and risk.