Tips from OCERT
(more information can be found, in both Arabic and English, on its website www.
According to the OCERT
website, a phishing email is being received by some people in Oman that states "during our regularly scheduled application maintenance and verification procedures, we detected a slight error in your application information.
has been designated as the Arab Regional Cyber Security Centre, in cooperation with both the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the organisation of IMPACT (The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threat), and works also to ensure the protection of security for the Arab countries under its mandate.
has identified two type of ransomware operating in the Omani cyberspace.
Through the campaign, OCERT
seeks to promote awareness about information security and security risks, identify the best security practices to avoid these risks and minimise their effects, and enhance public awareness on security for mobile phones.
is also further probing the issue with ISPs to understand the root of the problem.