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Cybercriminals increase focus on Middle East

Date: April 15, 2008
By: Mark Sutton

Security company Symantec is warning that the Middle East is increasingly becoming a target for hackers and online theft.

In its latest biannual Internet Security Threat Report, Symantec warns that while the UAE has made significant progress in cutting the amount of spam and phishing attacks launched from the country, the region as a whole, and Saudi Arabia in particular, is coming under greater threat from c-ordinated, international gangs of cyber criminals

Saudi Arabia ranked as the leading country as a source and target for malicious activity in the Middle East, and was ranked at number 32 worldwide. The UAE was rated 38th worldwide.

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