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Cyberattacks in UAE up 250% during pandemic, Emirati cyber chief says

Emirati cybersecurity chief Mohamed al-Kuwaiti said his country is experiencing a “cyber pandemic.”

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has seen at least a 250% increase in cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic, the Emirati cybersecurity chief said Sunday, some of which can be attributed to the Gulf state’s recognition of Israel. 

“As we moved into a full online life, we saw a huge increase in many of those attacks,” UAE Government Cybersecurity head Mohamed al-Kuwaiti told the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference in Dubai on Sunday, according to CNBC

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