Most victims of cybercrimes are women — CIU

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AMMAN —The number of cybercrimes registered in Jordan rose last year to nearly 13,000, an increase of 3,000 crimes from 2020, according to the Director of the Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) at the Public Security Directorate, Major Mahmoud Al-Maghaira, Al-Ghad news reported.اضافة اعلان

Maghaira attributed the rise in cybercrime cases last year to the use of social media for long hours during the lockdown periods imposed in response to the spread of the epidemic.

He added that most cybercrimes committed involve libel, slander and defamation, spreading rumors, hate speech and extortion, in addition to financial fraud. He noted that most victims are women, at a rate of 75 percent compared to men.

According to Maghaira, technological development had unveiled new patterns of cybercrimes, making it very difficult to identify and arrest perpetrators, especially since a good number of them are non-Jordanians who committed their crimes outside Jordanian territory.

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