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Cyber attacks threaten security, peace, stability: Sheikha Alya

Cyber attacks threaten security, peace, stability: Sheikha Alya

Cyber-attacks threaten security, peace and stability, Qatar said on Saturday.

Prague Airport says thwarted several cyber attacks; hospitals also targeted

Prague Airport says thwarted several cyber attacks; hospitals also targeted

Prague Airport and a regional Czech hospital said on Saturday they had thwarted cyber attacks on their IT networks, reinforcing warnings by the national cyber security watchdog

EU warns about cybersecurity risks from state-backed entities

EU warns about cybersecurity risks from state-backed entities

The European Union warned on Wednesday of increased cyber attacks by state-backed entities and groups from outside the EU, saying it was crucial to assess the risks posed by telecoms equipment suppliers with a significant market share in the bloc.

Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Govt taking steps to face cyber threats, says official

Qatar's government is working on establishing comprehensive networks to counter cyber attacks in view of major upcoming events such as the World Cup, HE the Director of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said Sunday.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada says it was targeted by Russian cyber attacks

Canada said Thursday it too was targeted by Russian cyber attacks, citing breaches at its center for ethics in sports and at the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency ...

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector ...

Gulf Times staff member to leave Qatar after 36 years of service

Gulf Times staff member to leave Qatar after 36 years of service

Joffrey Francisco Pinto is leaving Qatar after putting in 36 years of service with the Gulf Times newspaper.

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

QCB’s security strategy keeps cyber-attacks at bay

QCB’s security strategy keeps cyber-attacks at bay

Qatar Central Bank has developed a cyber-security strategy for the financial sector in the country through encrypting the databases and updating the servers of the national payment gateway and associated security standards.

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia forms task force to guard elections from cyber attacks

Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs ...

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.