Oman blocks 14 bln cyberattacks in 2019

Tuesday 4 August 2020 | 10:44 CET | News
Oman's cyber defences foiled 14 billion cyberattacks over the course of last year, the Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) said in its 2019 annual report. It uncovered and tackled 332 cyber security incidents in 2019 and thwarted 14.11 billion malicious attempts against government networks. In coordination with other government entities, the MTC also discovered 41,735 vulnerabilities, analysed and inspected 13,896 IP addresses, offered 91 security consulting services, completed 135 security assessments, and integrated 29 government portals into the portal protection service. 

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