The war is still continuing between COVID 19 & Cyber-security
“More than 1,225,000 Infection, more than 66,500 victims”
These are the official numbers – up to the moment of writing these lines – of the casualties of the new COVID 19 virus attacking the world since the last Jan, leaving behind many economic and social negative effects that may need days of talking to cover.
The coronavirus has affected everything, health, economics, tourism industry, marketing, start-ups, and small projects; it has affected even digital technology and computers! Even in a country ranked first in the Cybersecurity field, we are talking about the United States!
has been witnessing consecutive digital attacks that have been affecting health
systems, hospitals, and food supplies.
attacks have prompted a senior Republican official in the United States to make
statements threatening anyone trying to launch any future hacks, At a critical
time when criticism of President Donald Trump’s performance has increased, which
some have described as insufficient to stop hackers attacks that have been
harassing cybersecurity experts in the country.
All of this
happens at a time that the USA lives their worst scenario; the rate of work or
study from home increased to ten times the normal rates while no one can
guarantee the minimum level of protection to those new networks.
Rumors have just begun.
efforts are supposed to unite against coronavirus, there are always those who
insist on promoting electronic rumors that will eventually lead to panic among
citizens, and of course, rumors are the popular material that most hackers use
in cyberattacks, an example of This is what happened after a big rumor claimed
that all food supplies are about to run out in supermarkets! That prompted many
people to flow to the outlets of selling goods and food in large numbers.
All of this
leads to several questions: How can the strongest country in the world in the
field of cybersecurity be exposed to these cyber threats at this critical time?
Why the names of those involved in the successive attack are not announced?
Preparations in the Arab world:
The Moroccan Center for Research in Multiple Technologies and Innovation (CMRPI) Addressed a few days ago all Internet users and information systems security officials to raise the maximum level of caution when using the Internet and digital systems, stressing that hackers exploit the lack of users’ awareness of the rules of safe browsing, which makes them vulnerable to organized attacks targeting institutions that They work in.
While the situation is not very different in Saudi Arabia, which is taking continuous procedures after the attack on one of their press platforms early last year before it was successfully thwarted, mentioning another attack that was thwarted also earlier this year from a hostile government
It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia occupies the first position as one of the most powerful Arab countries in the field of cybersecurity, followed by Qatar, Oman and then Egypt, which are the four Arab countries that were included in the Global Cybersecurity Index GCI, according to the evaluation issued by the International Telecommunication Union of the United Nations in 2018.