Cyber extortion - Awareness Campaign by MTCIT

Cyber extortion has been gradually spreading among internet users around the world. In Oman, more than 324 incidents of the cyber extortion were recorded at the beginning of 2017 and the number was increasing. Thus, MTC along with other concerned government entities has been addressing this issue to defeat such incidents. One main method to combat the extortion is increasing peoples’ awareness on the right ways to deal with the extorters and how to report these incidents duly to prevent themselves from being victims to such crimes. MTC represented by OCERT and ROP has carried out a media campaign through the social media channels to interact with the highest number of users and respond to their enquiries and concerns.

The following tweets reflects some of the aspects of this campaign (Arabic only):

Take a look at ROP's Tweet About this campaign.

    ROP's Social media accounts: