Hacker jailed after email threats

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A young man has been jailed for three months after hacking into an Abu Dhabi-based United Nations employee’s private email account and threatening to reveal some of her secrets.

The 24-year-old Egyptian, identified only as MN, was the secretary of the Emirati victim who is employed at the United Nations office in Abu Dhabi. He will be deported after serving his sentence.

A threatening email sent by the hacker read: “I took your mail, saved your picture and other files following your permission ... you have two days until Saturday night to reply to me...”

The hacker was eventually tracked down through the Internet Protocol address (IP).

The victim contacted her email service provider to reset her password after she realised her account had been hacked.

She was later informed that large amounts of her private files and documents were compromised.

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Posted by: Salim ALSuwaidi

I call these act a Newbie IT. Deportation isn't good enough, such act much be forbidden to enter the country again.

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