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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 17:18 - 02 March 2015
Tehran, YJC. The Iranian cyberspace police FETA has said that cybercrimes in the country have doubled since 3 years ago.

The organization announced that most of the crimes are committed by youngsters for their adeptness in cyberspace and for their parents’ lack of control over them.

It added that most of the crimes relate to economic issues, maintaining that 80 percent of the cases include hacking into bank accounts.

In the meantime, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has announed it is intensifying its monitoring of online crimes on social networks, specifically Facebook.

The IRGC Cyber Security Command’s Center for the Investigation of Organized Crimes said in a statement on Sunday that it plans to expose the insecurity of Facebook for organized moral crimes.

The IRGC unit said that it managed to monitor the activities of eight million Facebook users through employing a surveillance project named "Spider,” and made several arrests on different charges, including insulting religious sanctities and conducting immoral activities.

It further announced plans to monitor online crimes on other social networks, including Instagram, Viber and WhatsApp within the next two months.

The three social apps were requested by the country’s Judiciary to be blocked, something the Rouhani administration is hesitant to do.

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