Abu Dhabi Police cautions local UAE businesses to remain vigilant against International Hacking

WAM ABU DHABI, 15th September, 2013 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Police has warned local UAE businesses against a surge of international hackers’ attacks, urging them to use safe and modern protection software, and abstain from sending business correspondence using personal email accounts.

Colonel Dr. Rashid Borshid, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), revealed that hackers steal users’ private data to learn details and due dates of financial claims between internationally contracting parties.

He indicated that some international gangs located outside the UAE have been creating fake accounts for foreign businesses, redirecting the UAE-based firms to their sites.

As part of the Abu Dhabi Police’s awareness-raising initiative to combat cybercrime, Colonel Borshid called on all businesses not to solely rely on routine electronic correspondence for their transactions and payments, particularly when the other party unexpectedly provides new bank account numbers.

“International hacking can be combated by using accredited and reliable anti-virus software, regularly changing their passwords, and updating secure operating systems and reliable applications continuously,” he recommended.

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