Sharp drop in UAE cyber attacks

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There's been a 43 per cent drop in the number of cyber attacks on government and private companies in the UAE during the first five months of this year.

According to the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), 113 incidents were reported between January and May compared to just under 200 in the same period last year.

In addition to hacking, fraud and identity theft, some of the offences included attempts to block government websites and services.

They say seven of the attacks were categorised as critically harmful, 11 were of medium damage and seven of low impact.

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