Saudi Arabia e-security centre to prevent hacking

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 19:42

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has set up a national e-security centre to protect the country`s e-system from hackers, a media report said Tuesday.
Several hackers have been attacking government websites to steal data by planting undetected viruses for months, the centre`s director, Abdulrahman Al Mueeqal, was quoted as saying by the Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper.

The centre will review the e-security system and set criteria for software to immediately stop the use of unlicensed programmes, he said.

In May, the Saudi interior ministry said that a series of government websites were exposed to coordinated hacking attacks.

Among them, the interior ministry website was hacked by hundreds of IPs from various countries.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 19:42

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