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Advanced cyber attack targets the Saudi kingdom!

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities have informed that they had identified an advanced cyber attack targeting the Kingdom here on Monday (20th of November). 

According to details hackers attempted to disrupt government computers. 

Sources have informed that the NCSC has detected a new Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is targeting Saudi Arabia. 

Attack sought to penetrate computers using email phishing techniques. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Saudi Arabia has come under numerous cyber attacks, including  Shamoon, the forceful disc-wiping malware active in attacks against the Saudi energy sector in 2012.

The world’s biggest oil company, Saudi Aramco, was among the firms hit by Shamoon, in what is said to be the worst cyber attack in country’s history.