Cyber-Crime On The Rise In The UAE

April 22, 2016


The tech company Symantec has said that the UAE has recently come under increasing cyber-attacks. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report for 2015 notes that the UAE has jumped from 49th to 41st in the global ranking, but dropped one position to 6th place in the Middle East and Africa.

Symantec found that one in every 199 emails in the UAE contains malware and that over half are spam, that companies with under 250 employees were the target of 64.2% of phishing attacks, and that the UAE was the number one country in the region for highly targeted phishing attacks.

Source:, April 19, 2016.