UAE: Investigation launched, as the largest School group Gems reports cyber-attack


Gems Education was the target of a cyber-attack, the group confirmed.

The largest school group in the UAE became aware of the recent cyber security incident at which time they “immediately enacted their cyber-security response plan.”

In a circular sent to parents, the education group said: “We are sorry for contacting you at such a later hour but we wanted you to hear this news from us first. We are writing to you regarding a cyber-attack against Gems Education.”

Reiterating the activation of the group’s response plan in such a situation, Gems Education in a statement to Khaleej Times said: “We can confirm that Gems Education has unfortunately been the target of a cyber-attack in recent days.


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“We have enacted our well-rehearsed cybersecurity response plan and our IT team is ensuring that all our systems are safe and secure. We have engaged the necessary third-party expertise to assist us in our investigation and in the meantime all our schools remain open and running as normal.”

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