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UAE Foils over 100,000 Cyber-attacks

UAE Foils over 100,000 Cyber-attacks

Sunday, 12 July, 2020 - 11:00
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority - WAM
Asharq Al-Awsat

The National Computer Emergency Response Team, aeCERT, of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, responded to approximately 103,408 cyber-attacks, during the month of June.


The TRA revealed that its monthly report on cybersecurity developments in the Federal Government of the UAE for the month of June 2020 showed the cyber-attacks varied between malware (73 percent), vulnerabilities (15 percent) and phishing attacks (12 percent).


aeCERT also handled 407 cyber incidents, such as email fraud, unauthorized access and vulnerabilities, which were classified as 350 medium cases, 52 severe, and 5 low incidents.


In terms of raising awareness and building capabilities, the report indicated that 2,085 awareness sessions and 105 training courses were held in June, WAM reported.


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