UAE: The Security Council announces ways to protect against “electronic phishing

Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council of the UAE Government, announced that you should take the following five measures to protect yourself from the dangers of electronic phishing by maintaining the confidentiality of all identifying information, stressing that government agencies will never request such information.

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Dr. Al-Kuwaiti referred to the preventive measures advised by the Council, which are not opening any attachments from previously unknown sources, using programs to protect against cyber attacks, constantly changing passwords, and using double security keys. He pointed out that if a hacker wants to penetrate the security system of an institution or bank, he needs It takes weeks or even months until he can access a vulnerability that he can exploit to carry out a cyber attack, but there is another fast and relatively safe method that many attackers resort to, which is electronic phishing.
The Council called on individuals to make their cybersecurity their top priority, and not to be a victim of cyberattacks and online threats.

Definition of phishing:

The Cyber Security Council has defined electronic or fraudulent phishing as malicious messages that attempt to provoke the user’s feelings until he clicks on a specific link, whether it is an institution or a specific person. Once this user opens the link, he falls into the hacker’s net and becomes a victim of unnecessary curiosity and intrusion, thus exposing himself and his business to danger and exploitation.

Hacker programs work on electronic phishing:

The Council confirmed that through electronic phishing, the “hacker” deceives the user through a fake message containing a link to malicious and harmful software, and he opens it or clicks on the attachments contained in it, so he faces a major problem that may end up stealing his money, hacking his organization, or even destroying his reputation because he no longer He controls the computer he uses and does not know that a hacker has taken control of the device he owns.

Government and police warnings against “electronic phishing” attempts:

Government and police agencies issued previous warnings about electronic attempts they observed exploiting their names and logos to defraud individuals through fake electronic links, with the spread of several accounts on social media sites that use the logos and names of government agencies and national companies to defraud individuals by promoting fake jobs with attractive salaries in exchange for paying sums of money or winning. With financial prizes and payment of sums of money in exchange for investing in shares of well-known companies and obtaining attractive returns.

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