How to Report Cyber Crimes in Qatar? What are the Penalties for Perpetrators?
With the age of technology and the spread of modern communication mechanisms, new forms of crime have emerged, including the electronic crimes, which the perpetrators sought to inflict, damage, others, across multiple media (phone, email, etc.), which calls for everyone taking the necessary security precautions in the use of online media and communication, to protect themselves, and to ward off the objectives of the perpetrators of these crimes, and in this context, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) offer the following:
In line with enormous development of technology, electronic crimes have spread in our daily lives, whereas the criminals use several ways and means, which makes all members of the society, citizens and expatriates to take the necessary precautions so as not located any individual victim of the perpetrators of cybercrime.
Keeping up with the spread of these crimes, the Qatari authority has stipulated new laws that combat cybercrime, including all anti-cyber-crime aspects, also singled out many substances that punish the perpetrators.
To avoid the seriousness of cybercrime, the Ministry recommends to be careful in electronic uses securing private information and protect against hacking, viruses, and attacks on credit cards. Do not respond to any e-mails asking information about the account or passwords. MoI also advised to ensure safe sites if you want to buy any product, or when you download applications on computers or smart phones, in order to avoid electronic theft.
The Ministry also appeals to families and parents observe and educate their children during their use of computers and smart devices, because they are the targeted group as well as alert them to be vigilant while engaging in social media.
In case of exposing to any type of cyber crimes, you can contact the Cybercrime Combating Centre on 2347444 or the hotline number 66815757 or email to email@example.com.
The cyber-blackmail is a big security threat for internet users. Hackers and cyber-criminals are thriving with fake profiles and Ids to make friendship by means of e-communication through which they catch our personal stuffs like photos, videos or other information. Exploiting these things which are usually related to the secrets of private life they will raise threat to surrender their.
Chat rooms, mobile phones, blogs and email are to be tackled carefully to escape from the clutches of cyber-criminals. Blackmailing has various intentions like threats, harassment, hacking accounts, stealing and sharing confidential and sensitive information and emotional manipulation.
For your safety you should avoid uploading private information, photos and videos online, and opening suspicious messages and emails and should ensure our privacy settings are secure on social networking websites and never share your password.
Children should be monitored and made aware of the dangers hidden behind internet use whereas the teenagers are highly targeted by e-criminals and are victimized largely for cyber-blackmail. Educate them to not use their real photos as profile pictures on social networking sites, to make complex passwords and change their passwords regularly and ask about their activities online, who they talk to and what they talk about.
MoI calls on the public to report such offenses and blackmail reports by telephone to (2347444) or hot-line (66815757) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What are the penalties for committing a cyber crime in Qatar?
Article 8 of Law on Combating Cyber Crimes (Law No 14 of 2014) stipulates that a sentence of not more than three years in prison and a fine of not more than QR100,000, or either of these penalties, shall be imposed on any person who, through an information network or information technology technique:
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