Over 2 million cyber attacks recorded in a month during Hajj

Saudi Arabia has reported more than two million cyber attacks from all over the world during the past one month  Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat stated.

Dr. Mashat made these remarks during an interview with Al-Saudia channel, as he stated that e-attacks have doubled during this year due to the opening of Hajj to the world, as attacks arrived from all over the world.

The e-registration of Hajj has largely eliminated fake Hajj campaigns, but it is still subjected to weak attempts to disrupt the e-systems and the e-tracks, Dr. Mashat confirmed, noting that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is subjected to many cyber attacks.

He revealed that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has been subjected to many cyber-attacks and that Saudi Arabia is being targeted in all cases.

Dr. Mashat clarified that the parties carrying out cyber-attacks are known to the Ministry, and the National Cyber Security Authority is sparing no effort to thwart them.

Most of the cyber attacks are only from amateurs but some are from professionals, he said.

It is worth mentioning that Dr. Mashat indicated that there was no priority for registration in this year’s Hajj, stressing that the selection was by an e-draw without any human intervention.