UAE Court Orders Fraudsters to Compensate Company DH114,553 for Email Hacking

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After two con artists gained access to her email and took over, the Abu Dhabi Family, Civil and Administrative Claims Court ordered them to pay a company 29,173 euros (or 114,553 dirhams in UAE dirhams) plus 50,000 dirhams to compensate for the material damages she endured. In her favor.

The Abu Dhabi Family, Civil, and Administrative Claims Court has mandated two fraudsters to compensate a company with 29,173 euros (equivalent to 114,553 dirhams) along with an additional 50,000 dirhams for the material damages suffered. The case originated from a lawsuit filed by the company, seeking restitution and compensation.

The company's claim asserted that the fraudsters, through email hacking, diverted a payment of 29,173 euros intended for a legitimate business transaction. An employee, having received a fraudulent email claiming issues with the company's bank account, unwittingly redirected the funds to another account, leading to financial losses.

In response, the court ruled in favor of the company, obligating the fraudsters to repay the specified amount along with additional compensation for the material damages incurred. The defendants were previously convicted in criminal court, each receiving a fine of 60,000 dirhams and being held accountable for judicial fees.

The court emphasized that the defendants unlawfully accessed the company's email, deploying fraudulent means to misappropriate funds. The criminal verdict played a crucial role in establishing the foundation for both criminal and civil proceedings, confirming the occurrence of the fraudulent act, its legal characterization, and the identification of the perpetrators. While the plaintiff sought moral compensation, the court rejected this claim, citing the company's legal entity status.

In conclusion, the ruling underscores the responsibility of the fraudsters for the email hacking incident, reinforcing the legal consequences of their actions. The court's decision aims to provide restitution to the affected company, holding the perpetrators accountable for the financial losses resulting from their criminal activities.

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