ITA records more than 600 cases of online blackmail
July 23, 2019 | 4:45 PM
by Times TV

A total of 607 cases of electronic extortion were recorded by Oman's Information Technology Authority during the first six months of 2019.

According to the authority, people between the ages of 15 and 45 were the most exposed to cases of extortion.

Furthermore, 70 per cent of registered cases involved a male being blackmailed, with the other 30 per cent being female.

Last year, the ITA recorded 1,414 cases of electronic extortion and 1,479 cases in 2017

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