Arab hacker busted in Sharjah

Accountant steals manager’s personal details

An Arab accountant has been arrested for hacking the email account of the company manager in Sharjah.

The incident came to light when the victim, a Canadian, noticed his account was hacked and informed police.  He claimed that his confidential and private information in his emails were hacked.

The Organised Crimes Section, Criminal Investigation Department, Sharjah Police, began investigations to trace the unknown hacker.

They soon succeeded in arresting the hacker, who confessed to hacking the manager’s account as well as of some other people. He had used many illicit computer programs to do so, he told investigating officials.

The suspect works in another emirate.

He will be referred to the Public Prosecution.

Sharjah Police urged people using social networks to use protection programs so they do not fall prey to fraudsters.

Police also called upon adults to monitor their children’s activities.

People can contact the central operations room of Sharjah Police on 999 to report cases of hacking and email fraud or visit the police website.

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