UAE foils cyber attack originating in Egypt

The UAE’s Telecommunications Authority (TRA) on Sunday said it had successfully thwarted Egypt-originated attempts by cyber-hackers to damage some government electronic sites on Friday.

The TRA said its Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) succeeded in neutralising the danger and repairing the limited damage caused by the attack.

Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, Director- General of TRA, said the authority had from the start worked on protecting the targeted sites and at the same time, had worked on tracing the source of danger.

TRA contacted the relevant Egyptian authorities to coordinate  efforts of the two countries on this matter.

"We agreed to provide the Egyptian authorities with a list of IP addresses from which the cyber-infiltration attempts originated," Al Ghanim added, expressing hopes that measures will be taken to stop further attempts and to identify the perpetrators.

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