‘Advanced’ cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi specialists said Monday they had distinguished a “advanced” cyber attack focusing on the kingdom, in a new endeavor by hackersto disturb government PCs.

The administration’s National Cyber Security Center said the attack included the utilization of “Powershell” malware, yet it didn’t remark on the wellspring of the attack or which government bodies were focused on.

“The NCSC has recognized another Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is focusing on Saudi Arabia,” the organization said in an announcement, adding the attack looked to penetrate PCs utilizing email phishing procedures. Saudi Arabia has gone under incessant cyber attacks , including “Shamoon”, the forceful circle wiping malware utilized in assaults against the Saudi vitality segment in 2012.