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Hackers find new ways to steal vital info; Be cautious, says MoI

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11: Ministry of Interior has warned citizens and expatriates about cyber criminals hacking accounts and other personal banking information via social media platforms, especially WhatsApp, reports Al- Seyassah daily. In this context, acting Director General of Public Relations and Security Information in the Ministry of Interior Brigadier …

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Info systems databases in real dangers, cautions SAB

Preparations of majority of vital agencies ‘weak’ KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: In spite of recent directives from the Council of Ministers to government departments directing the ministers and senior officials to change the method of dealing with disasters and emergencies, State Audit Bureau (SAB) has cautioned that information systems databases …

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Court mulls hacking fake chats, calls

Man acquitted of molestation KUWAIT CITY, June 26: The Court of Appeals has ordered the formation of a technical committee to look into the possibility of hacking the WhatsApp application to fake chats, messages and calls, reports Al-Anba daily. This came after the end of a court session trying MP …

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‘Double swiping’ of payment cards by some shops could be dangerous

KUWAIT CITY, June 13: Some shops have formed the habit of ‘double swiping’ payment cards at the electronic cash register after obtaining the initial authorization from the payment card issuer to collect details and personal data for purposes related to internal accounting or marketing, says Secretary General of the Union …

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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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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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