The director of National Center for Cyber Security in King Abdulaziz City, Dr. Alomair, has declared Saudi Arabia had had 60 million cyber attacks in 2015, and so that means the Kingdom has witnessed about 164,000 attacks a day. During Cyber Security Conference, Dr. Alomair has said about 120 countries have planned to use internet to launch cyber attacks, adding hacker attacking system is getting day after day more complicated. Also an IT engineer has declared several important industries are helping at developing technology, but the same one neglecting system to protect users.
The President-elect Trump expressed, once again, on twitter all his doubts about the alleged Russian interference in the presidential election of November. Trump had repeatedly expressed his doubts about the possibility of cyber attacks suffered by the Democratic National Committee and by the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, John Podesta, had been put in place by Russian agents to facilitate his victory, but this time the New Yorker tycoon also has on his side the WikiLeaks statements, which exclude that the hacked documents have been published by Russians. From Washington to support the attacks launched on twitter Trump has deployed his Vice Mike Pence that said that Trump’s words have been well understood by the Americans. There is also to be noted that the meeting with Intelligence’s heads that Trump should have had today has been moved to Friday.
The Oct. 20 cyberattack on major U.S.-based internet domain host, Dyn, was partly carried out using internet-connected devices such as digital recorders and webcams, Dyn’s chief strategy officer said Oct. 21, Reuters reported.
The attackers secretly implanted malicious code in hundreds of devices in the so-called “internet of things” to create a network. The devices were combined with millions of computers to inundate Dyn’s servers with spurious traffic in a method known as a distributed denial of service attack. The cyberattack managed to take down sites including Twitter, Paypal, Reddit, Spotify and numerous media outlets. Both the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are investigating.
The source of the attack will be particularly difficult to track down given the methods used, but experts are not ruling out hackers sponsored by nation states. The Oct. 20 incident follows closely on a Department of Homeland Security warning last week that manufacturers needed to increase security in internet-connected devices.