Hackers turn to digital blackmail, warns Dubai Police

Dubai Police release a video informing residents of the dangers of clicking on unknown web links

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Hackers turn to digital blackmail, warns Dubai Police The video on Twitter uses the hashtag ProtectYourReputation to help others.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 5, 2017

Dubai Police are warning UAE residents of the dangers of stolen data from a smartphone which can result in electronic blackmail.

In a bid to promote awareness, Dubai Police released a video on Twitter showing how an individual can unknowingly download a malicious document or access a harmful website that can result in hackers stealing personal data from a smartphone.

The video on Twitter uses the hashtag ProtectYourReputation as a woman is seen downloading a link on her smartphone to win a luxury mobile. The video then shows that the woman is hacked and her personal photos and videos are used for to extort money from her.

Dubai Police warns to not click on suspicious links, to be wary of promotional offers, and most importantly do not share personal information with strangers.

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