[ISN] Qatar ‘an interesting target’ for cyber criminals , says security expert

http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/356891/qatar–%E2%80%98an-interesting-target%E2%80%99-for-cyber-criminals-,-says-security-expert By Joey Aguilar Staff Reporter Gulf Times June 20, 2013 Qatar has become “an interesting target for cyber crimes” ranging from malware, phishing, defacement of websites and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, an official of the global computer security software company, McAfee, has said. “Qatar has been targeted recently by a diversity of attackers, ranging from individuals to groups with political motives,” said Christiaan Beek, director of Incident Response and Forensics EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) McAfee. One of the reasons he cited was that the average income of people in the country remained to be the highest in the region. Qatar, like other nations in the Gulf region, is prone to cyber attacks aiming to get people’s banking information. “Malware is targeting the financial sector in the Gulf region, including Qatar. Some of them are pretty clever and produce pop-up screens where the user has to fill in his or her mobile-number to get a one-time-password,” he said. […] _______________________________________________ ISN mailing list ISN@lists.infosecnews.org http://lists.infosecnews.org/mailman/listinfo/isn_lists.infosecnews.org