Bahrain on cyber crime alert
Manama, October 23, 2009
More than 60,000 cyber attacks were recorded in Bahrain in the first nine months of this year as cyber criminals targeted the Kingdom to steal bank data and credit card information, a study has found.
More than 60,000 cyber attacks were recorded in Bahrain in the first nine months of this year, the study said. Sixty-four per cent of attacks by Internet hackers in the Gulf were recorded in Saudi Arabia, according to research by software firm Trend Micro.
There were 769,698 cases of "compromised systems breakdown" in Saudi, 248,034 in the UAE, 94,910 in Kuwait, 60,440 in Bahrain and 37,105 in Oman.
Reporting on the study, Business Maktoob website cited Internet security experts as saying that due to the high concentration of wealth the Gulf is at high risk of cyber threats as criminals try to steal vital data from the public, including bank details and credit card information.