UAE thwarts Egypt-originated cyber attacks

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said on Sunday that it had successfully thwarted Egypt-originated attempts by cyber-hackers to damage some government websites on Friday.

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Published: Mon 22 Jul 2013, 9:34 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:07 AM

The TRA said its Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) succeeded in neutralising the danger and repairing the limited damage caused by the attack.

Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director-General of TRA, said the authority had from the beginning, worked on protecting the targeted sites and at the same time, worked hard on tracing the source of danger.

TRA contacted the relevant Egyptian authorities in order to coordinate the efforts of the two countries on this matter.

“We agreed to provide the Egyptian authorities with a list of IP addresses from which the cyber-infiltration attempts originated,” Al Ghanim added, expressing hopes that measures will be taken to stop further attempts and to identify the perpetrators.

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