After forming formal relations with Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the victim of cyber attacks, the Gulf Arab state’s cyber security chief said on Sunday.
In August, in a development that offended Palestinians and some Muslim states and groups, the UAE broke from decades of Arab policy when it agreed to forge relations with Israel. Bahrain has followed suit with Sudan.
Mohamed Hamad al-Kuwaiti, head of cyber security Mohamed Hamad al-Kuwaiti, said during an on-stage interview at a conference in Dubai, “Our relationship, for instance, with the normalisation with Israel really opened up a huge attack by some other activists against the UAE.”
Kuwaiti said it was threatened but did not comment on the financial sector. He did not claim if any of the assaults were successful or include evidence about who the suspects were.
He also told the conference that after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of cyber attacks and cyber security in the UAE grew rapidly. Kuwaiti has historically claimed that many of the region’s attacks occur in Iran, without stating who is behind them.
Iran has also said that it was a hacking victim.
‘Historic peace agreement’
On August 13, the UAE and Israel signed a US-brokered peace agreement, which was praised by US President Donald Trump as a “GREAT breakthrough,” who went on to call it a “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends.”cyber security
In a joint statement, Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said at the time that they had “agreed on the full normalisation of Israeli-UAE relations.
In fact, the deal was the culmination of more than a decade of quiet relations embedded in the frenzied opposition to Iran that predated Trump and even Barack Obama, as well as the avowed objective of Trump to reverse the legacy of his predecessor in the Middle East.
Other trends in the area have followed, suggesting that Saudi Arabia may theoretically be close to accepting Israel.