Dubai police arrested a gang of hackers that allegedly hacked the emails of some White House officials, Al-Bayan newspaper reported on Monday.
Major Saud al-Khaledi, the chief of the information and development department at the cyber crimes division, said they received information from relevant authorities in the White House stipulating that the emails of five White House officials have been hacked.
The White House also said that the hackers sent blackmail messages and attained secret information, adding that it suspects the hackers are in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Khaledi, a team of experts from the cyber crimes division was immediately formed and within two hours they tracked the IP address to an apartment in Ajman.
The apartment was thus raided in coordination with relevant security forces and three people were arrested.
The arrested men turned out to be specialized hackers who sell the information they hack for very high prices.
Dubai police arrests hackers blackmailing White House officials