Cybercrime investigation challenges: Middle east and North Africa

Mohamed Sarrab*, Nasser Alalwan, Ahmed Alzahrani, Mahdi Kordestani

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Cybercrime is the use ofIT in any suspicious criminal activities.Currently, our life becomes increasingly depending on modern information technology; however, it has become very necessary to improve the cybercrime investigation techniques especially in when processing very secret and sensitive information such as government and military intelligence, financial or personal private information. Cybercrime investigation attempts to detect unauthorized access to information in digital source with the intent to steal, modify or destroy that digital information. Such suspicious activities can cause financial damages or government information disseminates; moreover, it might destroy military high secret and confidential information. Therefore, this chapter focuses mainly on highlighting the main challenges of Middle East's and North Africa's countries in cybercrime investigation system by considering the recent developments in the continents Internet infrastructure and the need of information security laws in these particular countries. This chapter mainly focuses on Internet infrastructure development in these particular to show how they might become vulnerable to cybercrime attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-223
Number of pages21
JournalIntelligent Systems Reference Library
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences


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