Lebanon police launch technologically equipped Cybercrime Bureau
BEIRUT: The Internal Security Forces established a Cybercrime Combating Bureau and equipped it with the latest technologies, ISF chief Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous announced Thursday.
Basbous said in the opening speech of Anti-Cybercrime Forum that the officers and members of the bureau underwent high training to combat the techniques used by crooks and pirates, who have been enhancing their capabilities to conduct fraud and scams.
"The increasing misuse of cyberspace compelled us to coordinate with all agencies and unite efforts to unveil digital crimes and combat them," Basbous told conferees discussing anti-fraud and cyber piracy in the banking and commercial sectors.
He called on the state to sponsor the cooperation and modify the laws linked to combating cybercrimes in order to fit the unprecedented techniques.
Basbous added that the Central Bank directed banks in Lebanon to take further precautions when clients are seeking to transfer money through their electronic accounts.
He said that the seminar is being held in an effort of cooperation amid the absence of binding laws to organize the work of the internet sector.
"The cooperation revealed the need to increase the awareness of financial enterprises and banks and to enhance their prevention measures in order to preserve its safety and security."
Police have continuously warned companies to be wary of hackers accessing company emails and transferring money from company bank balances to offshore accounts, citing an increase in Cyber fraud and larceny.