McAfee: Syria and Egypt contributed to increased cyber attacks in the region




More than half of the incidents that took place in the Gulf this year was politically oriented electronic attacks.

Syrian revolution and increased political conflict in Egypt from online attacks in the Middle East, was quoted by Reuters Tuesday for “McAfee (McAfee).

Executives said the company’s “Intel” that more than half of the incidents took place in the Gulf this year, attacks by alleged militants across the porous (Hacktivist), which is a quarter of cyber attacks worldwide, where a group of politically motivated programmers vandalized sites belonging to groups, opposed to the orientation.

“Christian Peck, Director of the” McAfee “in responding to accidents in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Reuters, that reflected off websites and replace its content with political messages, adding that the Middle East has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber-attacks.

Beck attributed the attacks to the conflict in Syria, political unrest in Egypt and the activities of the Group of hackers known as “anonymous”, Beck said that it was difficult for people in the Middle East demonstrate in the streets, so the penetration sites or attacks “denial of service” (DOS) is an alternative way to pretend, as he put it.

And pick a cyber hacker loyal to Bashar Al-Assad in Syria and known as the “Syrian army, ‘ anonymous ‘, it leads the incursions and are supported by a large group of pirates online.

The “McAfee” specialized in information security, Monday opened its Center in Dubai for dealing with cyber threats in the region, the most serious of the attacks that lead to corporate or Government data theft or that cause damage to critical infrastructure.
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