Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
The central bank of the United Arab Emirates has fended off an onslaught from hackers trying to bring down its website.
Israeli hackers were apparently behind the attack, having vowed to target various state-linked websites in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in revenge for a wave of credit card code thefts by a hacker who claimed to be operating out of Saudi Arabia. The websites of Israeli institutions have also been targeted.
Hackers launched the denial-of-service (DoS) attack – usually flooding a Web server with false information to make it crash – against the UAE central bank website.......