Dubai closed 10K social media accounts over cyber crime

Vastavam web:The Dubai Police have closed 10,000 social media accounts involved in cybercrimes since the start of 2017. It recorded 83 threat and blackmailing reports for cyber extortion during the same period.

The Dubai Police launched on Wednesday an awareness campaign on the dangers of extortion, in the presence of Colonel Mohammed Aqeel Ahli, deputy director of the general department of investigation and criminal investigation, Butti Ahmed bin Darwish Al Falasi, director of security awareness, and Ghaya Sultan Al Muhairi, director of Dubai Educational Zone.

Col Aqeel said that the campaign, which will last two months, aims at raising awareness of the society about the dangers of extortion and the legal provisions to combat IT crimes as well as the penalties that can imposed on the culprits.

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