In a bone-chilling incident, a couple in the US was left stunned when a hacker broke into their connected home and started talking to them via camera, played vulgar music on the video system in the living room and even turned thermostat to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (over 32 degrees Celsius).
Today the Labour Party was the victim of a “large and sophisticated cyber attack”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however. After the hack of the US Democratic National Committee
Sharjah Police General Directorate has launched an awareness campaign against online scams. The month-long initiative targets members of the public including students of different age groups.
Taking the lead and looking forward to a much secure and safer country, the six-year-old Dubai Electronic Security Center (DECS) on Sunday announced the implementation of upgraded “industrial control systems (ICS) security standards” this year in four public organizations in the emirate.
Authorities say criminalisation is needed to curb the online flood of dangerous fake cures and conspiracy theories that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called an "infodemic."
As part of its efforts to spread awareness among all community members and in particular students of the UAE, the Community Police Department of the Sharjah Police General Directorate organised a lecture on cybercrimes to raise awareness of students and parents of Fatima Al Zahra Primary and Secondary School For Girls.
The TRA revealed that its monthly report on cybersecurity developments in the Federal Government of the UAE for the month of June 2020 showed that the cyber-attacks varied between malware (73 per cent), vulnerabilities (15 percent) and phishing attacks (12 per cent).
The gang would threaten victims and take their belongings including mobile phones and credit cards after they take pictures of the men in indecent positions and threaten to post their videos online and share it with the victims' contacts if they report the matter to the authorities.
Some of the most common attacks we are seeing are emails masquerading as government announcements or fake COVID-19 websites.
Dubbed "Fox Hunt 2", the operation took down the suspects for committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.