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Kabul police arrest a convict in connection with cybercrime

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi
Nizamuddin Rezahi is a journalist and editor for Khaama Press. You may follow him @nizamrezahi on Twitter.

Kabul police arrested a cyber expert in connection with several cybercrimes in the capital Kabul city, an official said.

Ferdaws Faramarz, the Kabul police spokesperson, said on Saturday, January 4th, that police arrested a convicted person whose name is Morteza, a resident of the 13th district of Kabul city.

According to a statement from Kabul Police Command’s Press Office, Morteza had been conducting cybercrime in various ways and extorting money from citizens before being arrested. Police have long wanted him for illegal activities and internet espionage.

Mr. Faramarz further added that police eventually carried out an operation in the 18th district of Kabul city on Friday evening and arrested Morteza, who confessed to his crime and is under police investigation.

Meanwhile, the unprecedented rise in the number of Internet users in Afghanistan has raised concerns about the phenomenon of cybercrime in recent years. Professional hackers have utilized the internet to access people’s accounts and still sensitive information. 

It is worth mentioning that the official gazette of the Ministry of Justice, Article Five Criminal Code of the country defines cybercrime. Accordingly, cybercrime is a crime committed by modern information technology or Internet communications in cyberspace.

Furthermore, cybercrime is a criminal activity done using the Internet, which includes anything from downloading illegal files to stealing assets, or cash from online bank accounts. It also includes non-monetary offenses, such as creating and distributing viruses on other computers or posting confidential business information on the Internet.

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