Dubai Police Establish Cyber Crime Unit
The newly created Dubai Police unit to handle online crimes has achieved a measure of success in nabbing perpetrators, even those based in other countries, said a senior official in a press release.
"In one recent case, we were able to trace the identity of the person who was sending questionable pictures to email addresses in this country, even though he was based outside. This we could do with the help of the security agencies in that country," said Brig. Nasser Syed Razooqi, assistant commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police.
Razooqi said in the statement that they now had an electronic services department, whose main objective was to “track the perpetrators of cyber crimes to their source.”
Members of this special unit were trained abroad for security-related issues, he noted.
"With the great usage of the internet, cyber crime is a new area for the police forces to fight. In the last 18 months or so, we have installed the best of networks, whether it is internal or external, to handle such issues that crop up.
"Dubai Police has also witnessed a few breaches of security from cyber attacks. But with the proper traces, we have been able to prosecute them, often in cooperation with other agencies," he added.
The official said that tackling cyber-related crimes or breaches and ensuring security was "of the highest priority for our department."
"But this has to happen with the collaboration of all concerned - the police, security experts, etc," he added – Albawaba.com