Morocco combats cybercrime

By the rise of ' sextortion ' and electronic crimes, the Directorate General of national security (DGSN) set up five centers against cybercrime.

While Morocco previously only had one brigade who specializes in cyber crime, has increased its efforts to the DGSN e-crime by adding five special centres in Morocco, in Rabat, Marrakech, Fes, Casablanca and Guelmim.

The DGSN, led by Abdellatif Ha, has recently received several complaints about ' sextortion ' and slander on the internet and theft of credit cards. It has been reported that criminals focus on victims from Morocco and abroad through the use of fake female profiles to officers and men of different ages in to trap.

According to Al Massae operate perpetrators of such cyber crime often on Facebook and other social media sites. They do this by means of fraudulent job offers and sales ads, where victims have to perform payments and credit card information.

At ' sextortion ' is a form of sexual manipulation or blackmail in which fraudsters extorting money from their victims in Exchange for not online sharing their explicit photos, nude photos and videos.

In October 2016 showed that 30% of all cases of ' sextortion ' in the world come from Morocco, particularly from the town of Oued Zem, which was labeled as the "capital of sextortion".

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