Middle East News, Articles and Updates

WannaCry spotted for just £40 on underground Arabic forum

WannaCry ransomware was seen in an advertisement on the Middle Eastern and North African Arabic-speaking underground forums for £40 just two days after the malware's outbreak caused nearly £3 billion in damage.

Arab corporate users being targeted with "fake extortion" attack

Over the weekend of 25-26th August, users across the GCC were targets of an attempted 'Fake Extortion' email campaign that passed through security filters and reached its intended victims' corporate inboxes.

Research links Shamoon 2 to Magic Hound in Middle East systems attack

Researchers at Palo Alto speculate an APT launched a two-stage process which led to the infection of the network at a single organisation in Saudi Arabia with the Disttrack malware.

Shadow IT and the Middle East - innovation versus risk

The onus on forward-thinking businesses shouldn't be on stamping out shadow IT, says Ed Macnair, but rather encouraging employees to adopt and get the most out of their tools of choice in a secure and productive fashion.