Man convicted in Dubai for hacking 15 websites

Ali Al Shouk reports:

A man was sentenced to three months in prison followed by deportation for hacking the server of a media company which was responsible for 15 client websites, a Dubai Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

The 33-year-old Indian man was charged with hacking websites and issuing threats.

He was handed a three-month suspended jail term and will be deported immediately.

According to official records, the defendant, who worked as a computer programmer with the media company, resigned and threatened to hack its client websites after Dh4,000 was deducted from his salary.

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