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November, 2017

October, 2017

  • 26 October

    Ransomware named Tyrant attacking computers in Iran

    On October 23, 2017, the Iranian CERT published a warning against a ransomware called Tyrant attacking Iranian computers running Microsoft Windows.   According to the announcement, the malware was hidden as Psiphon, a VPN software which is very popular in …

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  • 25 October

    Minister for AI appointed in the UAE

    On October 19, 2017, a new cabinet was appointed in the United Arab Emirates, numbering 31 ministers. This was announced on the Twitter account of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid …

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  • 23 October

    Four social media pages closed in Egypt for inciting violence

    On October 10, 2017, it was published that Egyptian Interior Ministry had ordered to close four pages on social media (whose details were not disclosed) since these pages were administered by individuals who had used them to circulate posts inciting …

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  • 20 October

    National Cyber Security CTF Competitions in Oman and Morocco

    According to a report from October 2, 2017, Oman’s National Cyber Security CTF (Capture the Flag) Competition has been launched. The competition is held by the Information Systems Department at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The orientation sessions were held in …

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  • 16 October

    Houthi Mufti issues a fatwa against Internet in Yemen

    On September 25, 2017, it was published that the mufti of the Houthi militia in Yemen, Shams al-Deen Sharad al-Deen, issued a fatwa (religious ruling) forbidding the use of Internet as “it leads to corruption.” Houthi forces enforced the fatwa …

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  • 14 October

    Local news website allegedly being blocked in Algeria

    On October 12, 2017, it was published that access to the local French-language news website Tous sur l’Algérie (TSA) had been blocked in Algeria by the state-owned telecom companies as of October 5, 2017. The Internet companies did not provide …

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