Regional News (Middle East)

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

Greenbug Cyberespionage Group Targeting Middle East, Possible Links to Shamoon

Symantec is currently investigating reports of yet another new attack in the Middle East involving the destructive disk-wiping malware used

New Law Governing Dubai Security Industry Launched This Month

The launch of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) will feature in a full conference programme at Intersec 2017, where

Russian Hacker Rasputin Allegedly Stole Logins from the US Election Agency EAC

According to the security firm Record Future, a Russian-speaking hacker was offering for sale stolen login credentials for a U.S.

Hackers Destroy Computers at Saudi Aviation Agency

Last time, it was used to destroy 35,000 computers at the oil company Saudi Aramco. U.S. intelligence quietly blamed Iran