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Cyber crime cases this year up by 3,300%

‘Justice’ issues new statistical report

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: According to a new statistical report issued by Ministry of Justice, a total of 1,057 cybercrime cases were referred to court during the first half of this year, which is an increase of more than 3,300 percent compared to the first six months of last year when only 31 cybercrime cases were witnessed, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed judicial sources.

They explained that these cases were filed by individuals or governmental bodies against individuals. Most of them are related to blackmail, threat, insults and defamation as well as invasion of privacy, misuse of mobile phones, immorality, and offending the leaders and icons of the country.

The reasons for increase in the number of such cases are the emergence of many social media accounts especially fake ones and wrong use of technology, which led the victims to resort to the judiciary to the extent of six cyber-crime cases being filed every 24 hours. The sources affirmed that the judiciary will deal strictly with such cases, and show no tolerance in punishing the convicts

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