Computer software company
As more high-level threats to cyber security in the region emerge, data shows the
There are more than 1,000 active infections in 84 countries.
Neville said a major impediment to minimising harm from cyber security breaches — which are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with the Dragonfly group attaching malware to legitimate software updates to gain access to sensitive information — is people being unaware when their systems become infected. Experts say that in 90 per cent of cases, users are unaware when their systems are compromised.
Attacks on systems generally happen for one of three reasons: Espionage, sabotage, and theft. The Dragonfly group's objective seemed to be to spy on the international oil and gas sector which could help governments or competitors gain useful insights into systems and plans, Neville said. The group appeared to have been working business hours somewhere in
"It's a very real thing ... You'll see organisations, particularly underground teams, set up ... so they can get footholds into organisations."
A recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report showed that in Gulf countries, including the
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