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Kuwait’s civil information is in danger

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The website of the Kuwait Civil Information Authority (KIA) has been hacked into a series of attacks last month that lasted until the beginning of this month.

The newspaper “Al-Qabas” on Friday, informed sources as saying that the breach focused on some of the loopholes to enter the system and disable it, and robbery of its data, and encryption for extortion.

The sources pointed out that the attempted penetration caused the disruption of electronic connectivity systems in the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Information Authority, the Manpower Authority and others, repeatedly over the past five days.

The sources attributed the targeting of “civil”, “internal” and “manpower” systems in particular to the existence of a huge amount of data containing confidential information relating to bank accounts of citizens and residents.

The sources confirmed that a report of the Court of Auditors had warned earlier of the weakness of cyber protection in most government agencies, but few took those warnings seriously.

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