KUWAIT CITY, May 19: The Court of Cassation upheld verdict of the Court of Appeal that sentenced a Kuwaiti DAESH hacker to 10 years in prison with hard labor and confiscation of some video clips. Ministry of Interior arrested the 1990-born Kuwaiti who was a member of a government agency for using his office computer to hack certain official websites in neighboring and friendly countries through which he managed to spread the terrorist ideologies of DAESH via social media, in collaboration with associates outside the country. He confessed to being a member of Al-Khelafa Online Army, which specializes in hacking for DAESH.
In his period of activity, he disseminated sensitive security information under fictitious names and nicknames. Security operatives monitored him for several months before they could arrest him. He named his two accomplices in Iraq and Jordan who have been equally arrested and charged for their membership of DAESH, and hacking. Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court of Appeal has nullified the ruling of the Court of First Instance that refrained from pronouncing penalty against an Ministry of Interior personnel accused of revealing information concerning the entry and exit of a businessman from the country.
The appellate court thereby acquitted the officer. The Public Prosecution accused the officer and others of illegitimately assessing confidential record of the businessman concerning his entry and exit from the country without his permission or official authorization. The plaintiff told the General Department of Surveillance and Inspection that some people were monitoring his movement without his consent. The detective in-charge later confirmed suspicion of the plaintiff. Lawyer En’am Haider, in defense of her client, argued that no concrete proof was presented to indict her client as to having any criminal motive. She faulted the investigation, saying it was full of inadequacies.
Jaber Al-Humoud Al-Seyassah Staff