Tag Archives: Hackers

Kuwait exposed to 5,000 cyber crimes a year: Al-Roumi

KUWAIT CITY, April 10: The Information Security and Cybercrime Advisor, Colonel Raed Al-Roumi said every Internet user has a file in the US National Security Agency, and that America would not have collected all this information even after a million years without the social media, reports Annahar daily. Al-Roumi said …

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Hackers steal more than $1m from ATMs across US: official

WASHINGTON, Jan 30, (RTRS): A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior US Secret Service official said on …

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‘Cyber Security’ team formed to track hackers

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: In response to the recent cyber attacks on some state agencies particularly vital and sensitive institutions as well as banks, the Acting Director General of Criminal Investigation Department Major General Mohammad Al-Sharhan has formed a special team to confront hackers based on instructions from the top …

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Cyber attack targets Saudi

RIYADH, Nov 21, (AFP): Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did not comment on the …

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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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