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Tag Archives: Hackers

Cyber attacks lead to return of ‘Bitcoin’

KUWAIT CITY, July 3: Recent spread of cyber attacks has led to the return of the use of “Bitcoin” as means of transactions. Hackers are trying to use bitcoin for receiving ransom from the local and international companies they hack, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that some …

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FBI SEES RUSSIANS BEHIND QATAR HACK

US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday. FBI experts visited Qatar in late May to analyze an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake …

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Hackers hit Russian bank customers – International cyber raids planned

MOSCOW, May 22, (RTRS): Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest, investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters. Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime standards …

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Cybercrimes top ‘lawsuits’ tackled by judiciary: report

KUWAIT CITY, April 27: A recent statistic released by the Public Prosecution revealed high rate of cybercrimes ahead of various other cases handled and acted upon by the judiciary. The total number of cases recorded in January and February were 2,041, out of which 521 cases – about 27.5 percent …

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Nation-state seen behind hack of Saudi

RIYADH, April 26, (Agencies): Increasingly sophisticated hackers possibly linked to a foreign nation aimed to disrupt key organisations in Saudi Arabia, the US-based cyber security firm McAfee said. It did not name the possible attacker but US intelligence officials said they suspected a link to the kingdom’s regional rival Iran …

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SWIFT warns its clients on hack – Dubai-based EastNets quizzed on security

NEW YORK, April 18, (RTRS): SWIFT, the global bank messaging system, on Monday advised clients to pay close attention to security when selecting firms to help them access the network following the release of data that suggested the US government sought to spy on their clients. “Customers should pay close …

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Gulf cyber attacks on rise, conference told – Hackers in Iran blamed … Government, financial bodies targeted

RIYADH, Feb 27, (AFP): Gulf countries must tighten coordination to fight an increasing number of cyber attacks, experts said on Monday, as one official blamed hackers in Iran. The comments came at an international conference in the Saudi Arabian capital after the Shamoon 2 virus in January reportedly disrupted labour …

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K-Net under attack: CEO – Hacker breaches multiple websites to challenge MoC official

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 22: Over the past few days an unidentified hacker attacked and succeeded in blocking a number of sites, most notably the sites of companies and Internet banking services, reports Arab Times daily. In a conversation with the Kuwaiti tweeters, he said he did it to prove to …

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Hackers steal KD 5million of clients from three local banks

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: Clients of three local banks are said to have lost approximately KD 5 million when hackers succeeded into breaking into their accounts, a charge denied by the banking sources, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting a reliable source. According to the source, when scores of clients filed complaints with …

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Bank accounts hacked; ‘Hackers from abroad trying to access bank accounts’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: Commercial Bank of Kuwait has detected an attempt by unidentified persons to break into the personal accounts of a limited number of customers from outside the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. The Commercial Bank of Kuwait confirmed all precautionary measures have been taken to foil such attempts …

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