The suspect was the subject of a national arrest warrant from the National Criminal Police Brigade.
Rabat – Police in Meknes arrested on Tuesday, August 20, a suspect for his alleged involvement in hacking bank accounts and electronic websites.
The police arrested the suspect thanks to intelligence provided by the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DGST).
The suspect was the subject of a search warrant from the National Criminal Police Brigade.
Police opened an investigation after transaction reports at Moroccan banking institutions showed illegal access to electronic systems.
The suspect allegedly hacked and robbed sums of money from the accessed accounts, a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said.
A preliminary investigation identified the 30-year old suspect.
Police seized a batch of computer tools, electronic stage media, and an unspecified amount of money. Police also seized transfer receipts.
Police placed the suspect in custody pending further investigation into the circumstances of the case.
The operation followed similar arrests of suspects involved in data hacking and blackmail.
In July, Moroccan police arrested eight members of a criminal network who illegally accessed people’s electronic personal data for blackmail.
The criminal network had engaged in hacking of 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.