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Kaspersky says Dubai is a danger zone

The city ranks in their top eight suffering from network attacks

Kaspersky says that Dubai is one of the most at risk cities for network attacks.
Kaspersky says that Dubai is one of the most at risk cities for network attacks.

Maksym Schipka, the director of Hosted and Streaming Technology Research at Kaspersky Lab has said that Dubai is ranked among the top eight cities suffering from network attacks.

"Dubai is one of the major hubs of commerce in the Middle East region, and the number of businesses operating online is constantly increasing, which makes it the destination of network attacks in the region", said Maksym Schipka, speaking at Gitex 2010.

Kapersky Security Network statistics, gathered between the 20th and 31st of October, show that 67% of attacks on computers located in Dubai are distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS).

These kinds of attacks aim to try to disable or limit access to online services located in the country, targeting primarily E-commerce types of websites.

30% of attacks are attempting to exploit MS08-067 vulnerability. One of the most famous malware exploiting this vulnerability is the Kido worm. 

The other cities in Kapersky's top eight are Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Harbin (10th largest city in China), Taipei  (Taiwan), Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.