Head of IT for Dubai school arrested

Head of IT for Dubai school arrested
Dubai Police issued a statement reporting the arrest of the former IT head.
Published: 10 January 2019 - 1 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Dubai Police have reported the arrest of a former head of IT of a Dubai school, for deletion of school data after getting fired.

The unnamed Arab national was detained in Italy after Dubai Police issued a ‘Red Notice' for his arrest.

Police said that the IT professional, who worked for the school group for 16 years, apparently copied and then deleted school and student data, after he was fired from his job.

The data deletion disrupted school processes, according to the statement from Dubai Police. The school was later able to recover its files.

The school contacted Dubai Police, who issued the notice with Interpol. Dubai Police are now seeking his extradition from Italy.

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