ABU DHABI, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Oct, 2021) The Public Federal Prosecution for Cybersecurity Crimes has ordered the detention of a media person and the release of others on bail after investigations.
While covering the match between the UAE and Iraq national teams last week on the Abu Dhabi sports Channel before the broadcast went live, the accused were charged with committing an act and issuing a statement amounting to disorderly conduct, publishing through the internet.
The prosecution said it would violate public morals, harm the public interest, and incite hate speech.
An audio and video clip circulated online showed the accused exchanging conversations while technical devices were being tested before the live broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, and in the analytical studio before the match, uttering words and phrases which would harm the public interest in the country.
The broadcast sent from the television production vehicle of the analytical studio to the broadcast reception unit in the tv building was hacked, and the published clips were seized and broadcast on some social media platforms on the internet.
The Public Prosecution asked the responsible technical authorities to determine how the hacking occurred and who conducted it. They ordered the arrest of the persons and seizure of the tools used and launched investigations into the incident.
The Public Prosecutor is following up on the investigations.