UAE foiled 120,038 cyberattacks in July: Report


ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates foiled 120,038 cyberattacks in the month of July, the country’s telecom regulatory authority said on Monday in a report.

The report, which addresses the cybersecurity developments in the federal government of the United Arab Emirates noted that the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), responded to the cyber-attacks which varied between malware (78 percent), vulnerabilities (11 percent) and phishing attacks (11 percent).

CIRT also dealt with 181 cyber incidents, the report added.

The report reviewed the efforts made by the CERT to prevent and address cyber-attacks that were experienced by the UAE federal entities only.

The CERT was established to improve practices of information security and protect the IT infrastructure in the UAE from risks and violations, in conformity with the TRA strategy that aims at supporting and ensuring safer cyberspace for the residents of the UAE.

According to the report, up to 3,479 people benefited from the awareness workshops organized by the TRA to date in which 125 trainees participated. — WAM