Cybersecurity unit intercepts 1,191 attempted attacks on gov’t sites

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AMMAN — The National Center for Cybersecurity responded to 1,191 major cybersecurity incidents and hacking attempts targeting the websites of government institutions and ministries during the first 11 months of this year, Hala News reported.اضافة اعلان

The center’s head Bassam Al-Maharma said that the center successfully foiled the attacks on government websites.

A number of government IT networks were exposed to phishing attacks this year, which in rare cases led to the disruption of some services.

In June, the center launched a campaign to create an integrated framework for raising awareness on cybersecurity issues among individuals and institutions.

The campaign has focused on various aspects of information security, offering security advice and educating users on how to identify suspicious behaviors that can indicate hacking attempts.

The Kingdom is vigilant in combatting cybersecurity threats, ranking first by far among Arab countries for monitoring internet user accounts, with an average of 19.05 cases of monitoring per 100,000 users, according the cybersecurity website ServShark.

Far behind in second place for the region is Kuwait, with 3.89 cases per 100,000 users.

The government monitors accounts by requesting user data from companies including Apple, Google, and Facebook.

A cybersecurity expert previously told Jordan News that this monitoring activity aims to combat cybercrimes and corruption.

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