UAE prohibits espionage

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) also reiterated the absolute prohibition on hacking in any of its ways by the legal and regulatory system of the USE, maintaining that any such action is deemed a felony punished according to applicable laws.

In a comment, TRA emphasized the fact that it applies stringent controls on the privacy of consumers by using UAE-approved voice and video contact technology, adding that it is actively monitoring the recent allegations and concerns regarding the privacy of the application known as “ToTok.”

Emotet first appeared in 2014, originally designed as a banking malware to pop on a device and capture confidential and private data. Spawning was introduced in later software versions.

The TRA has also warned the public that there is a possibility that malicious communications may cause users to assume that they are from reliable sources. It also has requested them to click on certain links or to transfer private information by phone, email or otherwise.

Recently a common fake message has been found containing connections. Such a contact hits users through SMS and Whatsapp, a well-known UAE business or bank that, with the pretext of unblocking the ATM card, would ask users for a request, for personal details, and bank details. Because of a misunderstanding of the techniques used in the attack, consumers become perpetrators of theft and robbery.

The TRA has also cautioned that Snapchat connections are common, for example, filters as they may include malware. TRA advised that such connections not be opened until a malicious code was verified by the sender.

The TRA told the public that unclear ties or connections should not be accessed from unregulated sources It also calls on the use of official channels to check the validity of text messages, refrain from calling any of the above numbers, and contact the company.