The Police Department of Dubai has deactivated 10,000 social media accounts which were involved in cyber-attacks since January 2017.
The Dubai Police have launched an awareness campaign on Wednesday about the dangers and extortion. This campaign was launched Dubai Police Monitored by Colonel Mohammad Aqeel Ahli, the deputy director of the general department of investigation and criminal investigation, Ghaya Sultan Al Muhairi, director of Dubai Educational Zone, and Butti Ahmed bin Darwish Al Falasi, direct of security awareness.
During the campaign, Colonel Aqeel said, the aim of this campaign is to raise the awareness of the society about the dangers of extortion and legal provisions to combat IT crimes. Colonel Aqeel also briefed about the penalties that can be imposed on the culprits.
Colonel Aqeel said that the basic purpose of this campaign is to prevent people from falling prey to extortion and provide guidance them so that people don’t become victims of the cybercrimes in future.
Al Falasi, director of security awareness, expressed that this is a very important campaign organized by Dubai Police by people’s awareness about the cyber extortion because social media platforms become an open space for all segments of the society to express their feelings and thoughts.