Regional News (Middle East)

DNS Hijackers Target Middle East Governments

Security experts are warning of a new state-sponsored DNS hijacking campaign affecting at least 40 organizations across 13 countries. Cisco

Gulf Countries Came under Hackers’ Spotlight in 2018, with more than 130000 Payment Cards Compromised

Bahrain, 08.04.2019 – Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, and NGN International, a global system integrator, analyzed

Inside the 2014 Hack of a Saudi Embassy

An attacker claiming to be ISIS took control of the official email account of the Saudi Embassy in the Netherlands

Hackers Queue Up to Exploit WinRAR Bug

Security researchers have warned of a new wave of attacks on Middle Eastern companies from APT33, a group with links

Middle East Servers Targeted in Saipem Cyber-Attack

Oil services company Saipem, based in Milan, Italy, was the victim of a cyber-attack that appears to be targeting servers

Cyber Espionage Group Used CVE-2018-8589 Windows Zero-Day in Middle East Attacks

Kaspersky revealed that the CVE-2018-8589 Windows 0-day fixed by Microsoft Nov. 2018 Patch Tuesday has been exploited by at least

Phishing Spy Campaign Targets Top Middle East Officials

Researchers have discovered a phishing campaign that infected Android devices with custom surveillance-ware bent on extracting data from top officials,

Dubai’s Careem hit by cyber attack affecting 14 million users

DUBAI (Reuters) – Careem, Uber’s main ride-hailing app rival in the Middle East, was hit by a cyber attack that

Google Play Boots Three Malicious Apps from Marketplace Tied to Apts

Two advanced persistent threat groups managed to sneak apps onto the Google Play marketplace earlier this year. Both were designed

Poisoned Search Results Deliver Banking Malware

Cybercriminals are using novel approaches to poison Google search results in the hope of infecting users with a banking Trojan

Petya Ransomware Outbreak

Less than two months after the disastrous, global WannaCry infestation, a variant of the Petya ransomware dubbed PetrWrap has started

Regional Regulatory Compliance Trends: Strategies and Implications

Extracted from a podcast by Tim White, Director of Product Management, Policy Compliance at Qualys, who talks about regulatory compliance

Sorebrect- A Fileless Ransomware

A new ransomware malware has been discovered by Trend Micro. The ransomware incorporates the characteristics of fileless and was discovered

Fireball: Chaos Around the World

There is no doubt that WannaCry, a ransomware that exploits a zero-day vulnerability shook the world. Everyone was on alert

Microsoft: Latest ‘Shadow Brokers’ Exploits Already Patched

The hacker group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” has made public another batch of files allegedly obtained from the NSA-linked threat

Hacked Files Suggest NSA Penetrated SWIFT, Mideast Banks

Files released by the mysterious hacker Shadow Brokers suggested Friday the US National Security Agency had penetrated the SWIFT banking