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oCERT

(Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team) A membership organization launched in 2008 that provides security guidance to Linux distributors and other open source projects. With financial assistance from Google, oCERT helps both small and large open source developers discover potential security vulnerabilities and track their usage. For more information, visit www.ocert.org. See CERT.
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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.
Notably, OCERT 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.
OCERT 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.
OCERT is also further probing the issue with ISPs to understand the root of the problem.