Healthcare at the forefront of cybersecurity risks


The Middle East and the UAE saw a 250% increase in cyberattacks in the form of ransomware, phishing, or vaccine-related frauds. According to the NETSCOUT 2020 Threat Intelligence Report, there were 4.83 million DDoS attacks globally in the first half of 2020, up 15% from 2019.

“Attack frequency jumped 25% during the early pandemic lockdown months of March through June, and for the first time in history, we observed more than 10 million DDoS attacks in a single year. Hackers targeted e-commerce, healthcare, and online educational services–all critical to the functioning of pandemic-impacted societies,” said Emad Fahmy, Systems Engineering Manager, Middle East, NETSCOUT.


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