The Kingdom has provided important information to a number of countries that were potential targets for Al-Qaeda thanks to initial investigations with two arrested terror suspects, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki.
The Kingdom recognizes the importance of global cooperation to stamp out terrorism, the spokesman said.
The Kingdom is keen to pass on any information it has to affected countries, he said.
In the recent months I had the opportunity to conduct an interesting study on the use of Social Media in the Military Sector, large diffusion of media platforms makes them very attractive for governments and intelligence agencies. Social media platforms reveals enormous potentiality that could be exploited also in critical sectors such as military and defense.
The article proposes an analysis of the main cyber threats that worry security experts and that are profoundly changing the cyber space. The exponential growth of the number of cyber threats and attacks is rebutted by a wide range of statistical provided by reports published by the major security firms. The scenario is really scaring due concomitant action of cybercriminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored hackers that are producing malware and botnets of increasing complexity.
The accounts of Al Arabiya News Channel on the social networking websites Facebook and Twitter were infiltrated by unidentified hackers who posted false news that they attributed to the channel.
Hackers posted news about an explosion at a Qatari natural gas field that killed dozens of people. A story about a coup in Qatar was also published.
Hackers also posted a story reporting a series of explosions in the Syrian city of Tartus and another alleging that international observers had been shot on their way out of Homs.
Massive increase in attempts to breach online security, report says
Cyber attacks on China launched from bases overseas surged in 2011, rising to 8.9 million computers affected from 5 million the previous year, according to a network security report.
Japan was the source of most attacks (22.8 percent), followed closely by the United States (20.4 percent) and the Republic of Korea (7.1 percent).
Online social networks cannot be forced to block users from downloading songs illegally, as this would push up their costs and infringe privacy, Europe's highest court said on Thursday, adding to a worldwide debate on internet policing.
The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) was ruling on a case involving two Belgian companies: music royalty collecting society SABAM and online social network Netlog.