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Morocco Arrests 8 for Data Hacking and Blackmail

Rabat- On Monday, Morocco's National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested eight members of a criminal network that illegally accesses people’s electronic personal data in order to blackmail.

Rabat- On Monday, Morocco’s National Brigade of the Judicial Police (BNPJ) arrested eight members of a criminal network that illegally accesses people’s electronic personal data in order to blackmail.

In cooperation with the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST), BNPJ arrested the culprits, three of whom are notorious for theft and forming criminal gangs, reported the General Directorate for National Security (DGSN).

The criminal network had engaged in hacking social media accounts and using the contents, such as personal videos and photos, to blackmail the users into giving the hackers large amounts of money.

The DGSN stated that the security services seized mobile phones used to carry out the blackmail and receipts from international banks.