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Hacktivism, Western cyber key threats for Mena

If 2014 was the “year of the breach,” then what future cyber security threats await us?  What’s the next mode of attack, and how much worse will it be?  Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of management consulting

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Targeted cyber attacks ‘to multiply in Mideast’

Targeted cyber attacks will become rampant in the Middle East, as hackers from the usual suspects have found success targeting victims around the world, a report said. The annual security predictions report “Trend Micro Secu

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McAfee launches upgraded firewall

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the latest release of McAfee Next Generation Firewall, offering enterprises an expanded ecosystem of threat defence. Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected frame

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Weak links in Bahrain’s cyber security highlighted

While Bahrain’s companies are innovating their future using the Internet, they face unprecedented risks the security chain caused by situations out of their control – from geopolitical events to natural disasters, said an industry ex

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Companies ‘unprepared against cyber threats’

Despite broad recognition that cyber threats are more prevalent than ever before, more than one-third of companies are not adequately prepared to respond to a data breach or IT security crisis, a report said. More than two-thirds

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Mobile payments to reach $1.3 trillion

Mobile payments have been predicted to reach $1.3 trillion annually by 2017, while cyber threat to user data is also expected to increase, according to a report. Cybercriminals have broadened their means of infection by targeting

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Facebook users in region triple to 45m

Facebook usage in the Arab world has almost tripled in the last two years to reach over 45 million as of end June 2012 – about 50 per cent higher than the 37.4 million recorded six months earlier, a report said. The figures

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The new cyber threat – just a wave or a tsunami?

The first PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Little did we realize that this was just the beginning of what would become a series of threat waves. For nearly 10 years viruses endured as the primary method of attack, but o

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Mobile users face Olympics scams

Mobile users were targeted last month by a number of malware attacks including fake applications exploiting consumers’ interest in the official app for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, said a report. The attacks were also targeted a

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Cyber threats to intensify in 2012 say experts

Governments and large corporations all over the world should be wary of a growing cyber menace in 2012, according to experts at Kaspersky Lab. Not only will there be a dramatic increase in the number of targeted attacks on state institutio

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