x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Police website 'unsuccessfully hacked thousands of times each day'

Most of the attacks are from abroad but a few originate in the Emirates, senior police official says.

The Dubai Police website is subject to thousands of hacking attempts each day but "not a single one has been successful", a senior police official said yesterday.

The official's comments were made at the launch of a more user-friendly police website that went live last Thursday.

Most of the attacks on the website, according to Dubai Police, are from abroad but a few originate in the Emirates.

Some people had been prosecuted in connection with hacking attacks, the official said, but he declined to say how many.