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07 December 2023

Twitter hacked by Asian pirates: Dubai Police

Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, Dubai Police Chief (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

Dubai police’s Twitter page was briefly hacked by intruders from an Asian country, but the emirate’s top cop said the pirates have been identified and measures are under way to prosecute them.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah said electronic experts in Dubai’s police succeeded in identifying that group just a few minutes after hacking the site.

“These pirates reside in an Asian country and they used a loophole in the social network protection system to hack Dubai Police’s LinkedIn account and Twitter,” the Dubai police commander said, quoted by the Arabic language daily Emarat Al Youm.

“We have identified those responsible for this act and are now taking measures to track them down and prosecute them.”

Muzainah said Dubai police’s web pages are highly secured but added that those pirates just “exploited a loophole” in the social network system to hack the account.

“We have formed a team comprising anti-electronic crime experts to devise a mechanism that will strengthen the protection of our systems and accounts on social networks.

“The team is now studying the causes of that hacking in order to enhance security and block all hacking loopholes.”