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Abu Dhabi Police investigated 774 cybercrime cases in 2017

Abu Dhabi Police urge users to be more alert on the internet and social media sites

Blackmail was a popular form of crime in 2017.
Blackmail was a popular form of crime in 2017.

Abu Dhabi Police revealed that in 2017 it investigated almost 774 cases of cybercrime, of which 206 cases were blackmail related.

Brig Tariq Al Ghoul, director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Investigation, highlighted that Abu Dhabi Police was using innovative and high-tech methods to combat such crimes. He also urges internet users and businesses to be more vigilant and to invest in anti-virus software.

Brig Al Ghoul also warned users to be aware of spamming and fraud and to avoid revealing personal data on social media.

He also urged the public to quickly contact the police if they have been a victim of cybercrime.  

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