Police Blocked 5,000 Hacking Attempts in Dubai
Hackers from the UAE and abroad have failed to undermine the Dubai police computer network as trained personnel were swift to react and block more than 5,000 sabotage attacks, top officers said as quoted in the Dubai police website and local press.
At a seminar held in the emirate of Ras El Khaima under the patronage of Chief Police officer Colonel Taleb bin Saqer Al Qassimi, the director of Dubai police strategic planning department, Issa Bin Salem Al Jallaf said, “Dubai police IT site was targeted by more than 5,000 hacking attempts from within the country and abroad but the police have succeeded in blocking them all,” adding that the recent days have witnessed 40 crimes linked with hacking.
The head of Dubai police said that the police efforts have not been limited to blocking the hackers’ attempts but they were also able to trace them and prevent cyber crimes targeting other institutions in the country, including banks.
Other crimes targeted the conservative social and family values.
Brigadier Sharafiddin Mohammed Hussein told the meeting that the his men had stopped a crime in which a hacker was able to break into the e-mails of local women, acquire their photos and post them on the internet coupled with porno images -- Albawaba.com