During Hajj, Saudi Arabia records 2 Million Cyberattacks Per Month

During Hajj, Saudi Arabia records 2 Million Cyberattacks Per Month

Saudi Arabia records 2 Million Cyberattacks Per Month

RIYADH Saudi Arabia

Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah
Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that more than
2 million cyber-attacks were
registered within a month during the Hajj season.
This was mentioned by Dr
. Mashat in an interview with the Al-Saudia channel,
as he noted that this year’s e-attacks have doubled because Hajj has been
opened to the globe and attacks have arrived from all over the world. RIYADH Saudi Arabia

During Hajj Saudi Arabia records

However,
Dr. Mashat stated that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is
susceptible to various cyber-attacks and that the e-registration of
Hajj has substantially eliminated bogus Hajj campaigns, he said.

According to Dr. Mashat,
the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is the most
an essential component of the ministry’s services, hence the Ministry of Hajj
and Umrah is the focus of most of the attacks on Saudi Arabia.
Although he said that most cyber attacks are the work of amateurs,
he also claimed that others are the work of professionals. RIYADH Saudi Arabia

He explained it was confirmed by Dr. Mashat that the people
responsible for these cyberattacks are well-known to Ministry officials,
as the National Cyber Security Authority has been working diligently at all levels
to ensure that the Kingdom’s fields are secure. RIYADH Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mashat stated that this year’s Hajj had no priority registration, emphasizing that
the selection was
made by ane-draw without any human participation.

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