DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates was the goal of cyber assaults after establishing formal ties with Israel, the Gulf Arab state’s cyber safety head mentioned on Sunday.
The UAE in August broke with many years of Arab coverage when it agreed to forge ties with Israel in a transfer that angered Palestinians and a few Muslim states and communities. Bahrain and Sudan have adopted swimsuit.
“Our relationship, for example, with the normalisation with Israel really opened a whole huge attacks from some other activists against the UAE,” Mohamed Hamad al-Kuwaiti mentioned throughout an onstage interview at a convention in Dubai.
Kuwaiti mentioned the monetary sector was focused however didn’t elaborate. He didn’t say if any of the assaults have been sucessful or present particulars on who the perpetrators have been.
He additionally instructed the convention that the variety of cyber assaults within the UAE elevated sharply after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Kuwaiti mentioned historically many assaults within the area originate from Iran, with out specifying who’s behind them.
Iran has additionally mentioned that it has been a sufferer of hacking.