Secretary for the Special Investigation Commission (SIC) Abdul-Hafiz Mansour attends a conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Cybercrime in Lebanon caused $12 million in losses in 2015, the secretary of the country's anti-money laundering watchdog said Monday.The number of online financial embezzlement [cases] was 84 transactions and this caused a loss of $12 million in 2015," Abdul-Hafiz Mansour, secretary of the Special Investigation Commission, said in a statement.He added that confronting cybercrime requires a comprehensive approach because this type of crime has crossed all international borders.Mansour stressed that international crime organizations are usually behind these types of crimes.
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