WIRTE Hacker Group Targets Government, Law, Financial Entities in Middle East – Tempemail

Government, diplomatic entities, military organizations, law firms, and financial institutions primarily located in the Middle East have been targeted as part of a stealthy malware campaign as early as 2019 by making use of malicious Microsoft Excel and Word documents. Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky attributed the attacks with high confidence Continue Reading

Public report on attacks in Middle East we attribute to WIRTE APT- Tempemail

Overview This February, during our hunting efforts for threat actors using VBS/VBA implants, we came across MS Excel droppers that use hidden spreadsheets and VBA macros to drop their first stage implant. The implant itself is a VBS script with functionality to collect system information and execute arbitrary code sent Continue Reading

APT C-23 Hackers Using New Android Spyware Variant to Target Middle East Users – Tempemail

A threat actor known for striking targets in the Middle East has evolved its Android spyware yet again with enhanced capabilities that allow it to be stealthier and more persistent while passing off as seemingly innocuous app updates to stay under the radar. The new variants have “incorporated new features Continue Reading

Israel’s Candiru Spyware Found Linked to Watering Hole Attacks in U.K and Middle East – Tempemail

Israeli spyware vendor Candiru, which was added to an economic blocklist by the U.S. government this month, is said to have reportedly waged “watering hole” attacks against high-profile entities in the U.K. and the Middle East, new findings reveal. “The victimized websites belong to media outlets in the U.K., Yemen, Continue Reading

Middle East Green Initiative Summit: Follow the coverage live from Riyadh- Tempemail

Watch live as world leaders attend the Middle East Green Initiative in Riyadh Saudi Arabia is hosting the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) Summit in Riyadh today (25 October). The Summit is an extension of the inaugural Saudi Green Initiative (SGI) Forum and the ancillary event, Youth Green Summit, both Continue Reading

John Kerry to attend Middle East Green Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia- Tempemail

US president Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, will travel to Saudi Arabia next week for meetings with government counterparts and business leaders on efforts to address the climate crisis, the State Department has said. Mr Kerry will visit Riyadh on 24 and 25 October before the UN climate change Continue Reading

Ukheshe Partners with KCB to Boost Payment Services in East Africa – Tempemail

Ukheshe has partnered with the Kenya-based lender KCB Bank Kenya to issue both physical and virtual banking cards across East Africa. According to Victor Ndlovu, VP of Ukheshe Africa, the deal will include other innovative digital products such as QR issuing and acquiring. “By joining forces with KCB we are Continue Reading

Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers | Middle East and North Africa- Tempemail

“I’m not political at all, and I make it a point not to be,” says Farida Salem. She chats by phone as she runs errands in Cairo on her way to football practice, where she is celebrated as one of Egypt’s most capable young female athletes. Salem is also one Continue Reading

What East Africa could Teach the Continent about Economic Growth – Tempemail

The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright. The continent features five of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. Its population is the most youthful, with 60% of all African citizens under Continue Reading

MTN to Focus on African Markets and Ditch Middle East – Tempemail

Sourced from The Techie Guy MTN has announced that it is focusing its strategy on the African markets. “As part of our ongoing portfolio review, we believe the group is best served to focus in the future on our pan-African strategy,” says MTN Group CEO, Rob Shuter. “We will, therefore, Continue Reading