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Cybercrime can get you fined up to Dh1.5M, warns Dubai Police

Dubai Police warns against illegally accessing state institution information systems, adding that violators can be fined up to Dh1.5 million.

According to the awareness film uploaded on social media, Article 3 of the UAE Federal Decree Law No 34 of 2021 for combatting rumors and cybercrimes punishes the offense with temporary imprisonment and a minimum punishment of Dh200,000, up to Dh500,000.

The law specifies that illegally accessing a state institution’s website, electronic information system, information network, or information technology methods is a crime.

In the video, the police warned against damaging state-owned information technology or deleting, destroying, modifying, copying, or republishing confidential material.

A cyber attack will result in a five-year prison sentence and a Dh250,000 to Dh1.5 million fine. State information system data crimes carry a five-year minimum sentence. BKM/ Expat Media

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