Up to Dh2 million fine for using fake IP address in UAE

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Dh2 million fine for using fake IP address in UAE

 

DUBAI – The UAE Public Prosecution has reiterated that using a fake IP address to commit a crime is punishable with jail time and a fine of up to Dh2 million.

On Saturday (October 30), the public prosecution said the law targets individuals who circumvent their IP address with the intention of committing a crime.

An IP address or Internet Protocol is a unique address that identifies a device on the internet or a local network.

Under the UAE Federal Law on cybercrimes, violators are those who “circumvent IP address on the world wide web using a fake ad dress, an address which belongs to others, or any other means for the intention of committing a crime or preventing the discovery thereof”.

The penalty for this crime is temporary imprisonment and a fine ranging from Dh500,000 up to Dh2 million. ICA/Expat Media


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