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Central Bank of Kuwait warns over virus – ‘Bad Rabbit’ spread by e-mail

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has warned Kuwaiti banks about the ‘Bad Rabbit’ virus, which hit computers in Russia, Ukraine and various parts of Europe days ago, causing them to be encrypted and disrupted, reports Al-Anba daily. Bad Rabbit disrupts the ability to use computers …

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Local banks are safe from any form of hacking, assures CBK

Panel to review basic systems of societies KUWAIT CITY, May 31: As the spate of global hacking continues unabated at government websites, hospitals and big companies — with the most recent of such deadly viruses being Ransomeware, the Central Bank of Kuwait has allayed fears of the general public saying …

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French researchers rush WannaCry ‘fix’

FRANKFURT, May 20, (RTRS): French researchers said on Friday they had found a lastchance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago. WannaCry, which started to sweep round the …

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New cyberattack underway – Bid to mine virtual currency

PARIS, May 17, (AFP): Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week’s assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday. The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds …

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‘Serious digital sabotage near’ – North Korea link emerges in cyberattack

THE HAGUE, May 16, (Agencies): The world may be close to a “serious act of digital sabotage” which could trigger unrest, “chaos and disorder,” Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee warned Tuesday. Sabotage of critical infrastructure “is the kind of thing that might keep you awake at night,” Bertholee told a …

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No complaints on cyber attack

KUWAIT CITY, May 15: Acting Director of Information Technology Center Qusei Al-Shatti revealed that the center has not received any complaint from any governmental or private institutions concerning the cyber attack that rocked about 100 countries, affirming that this means Kuwait is so far safe from repercussion of that attack, …

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SAUDI TELECOM DENIES ‘WANNACRY’ HIT SYSTEMS – Manhunt on for ransomware hackers

LONDON, May 14, (Agencies): International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyberattack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom …

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Kill switch halts spread … Risk of fresh strikes LONDON, May 13, (Agencies): Cyber security experts rushed to restore systems on Saturday after an unprecedented global wave of cyberattacks that struck targets ranging from Russia’s banks to British hospitals and a French carmaker’s factories. The hunt was on for the …

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Computer virus attack targeted Saudi government installations – state news agency

DOHA, Dec 1 (Reuters) – A computer virus attack in mid-November targeted Saudi government bodies and vital installations including the kingdom’s transport sector, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Thursday. The attack appeared to originate outside the country and was one of “several ongoing cyberattacks targeting government authorities”, SPA …

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