Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to foil cybercrimes

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al-Mansouri, Assistant Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigation, has revealed that its anti-e-crime team had prevented 901 e-crimes, involving more than AED 9 million, between January and 23rd June, 2015.
Addressing a press conference today, he said last year the Dubai Police had reported 1,576 similar cases involving a sum to the tune of AED 28 million, compared to 1,513 cases involving AED 21 million in 2013.
He noted that the e-crimes foiled by the Dubai Police included those related to financial fraud, deception, theft, threat, blackmail, breach of privacy, slander, defamation and insult, theft of telephone services and impersonation.
Major-General Al-Mansouri emphasised that Dubai Police is fully ready to handle e-crimes and protect members of the public using advanced and smart technology and software.
Dubai Police, he stressed, was working diligently to develop the capacities of technicians working to stem e-crimes. The Dubai Police have a strong team of 58 e-crime experts while 45 others were sent abroad for studying modern e-crime technology and techniques. Of them 20 are specializing in e-evidence.
He added that Dubai Police was a leader in introducing the most sophisticated techniques to prevent crimes as part of its efforts to fulfil the aspirations of Dubai Smart Government and deliver Dubai Police strategy to maintain security and safeguard public and individual rights. –End-

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