|On the Hollywood way .. The theft of Internet bites across borders and losses in millions|
|Editor Hossam Al - Khafaji - Thursday 7 February|
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It seems that the series of smuggling was not limited to oil or antiquities in Iraq , but also extended to include the smuggling of Internet access via optical cable project "Symphony" in Iraq.
Mafiyat specialized spread in some Iraqi provinces to steal the Internet capacity and result in losses of millions of dollars and the weakness of the Internet in general.
The optical cable project of the Iraqi Ministry of Communications through which the transfer of Internet capacity between the provinces.
Communications : "Losses of millions of dollars in millions of dollars losses of Iraq as a result of Internet thefts," confirms Minister of Communications Naim al-Rubaie, saying in an interview with Alsumaria News that "in one month we lose about three and a half million dollars a month because of smuggling."
"The smuggling is taking place in the areas of Mosul and Kirkuk and parts of the outskirts of Baghdad," adding that "the most smuggling operations are areas near the region through the monument towers."
The Minister of Communications, "There are two types of smuggling, one through the cutting of the cable through the access gate and take a ruse from the cable to be sold," pointing to "the existence of areas where there is no control."
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The robbery: a threat to information security
A member of the Parliamentary Services and Reconstruction Committee MP Burhan al-Mamouri said in an interview with Alsumaria News, "Iraq is still facing great challenges and the danger is not over, the terrorist cells and enemies of the country are still hunting opportunities to undermine the stability of Iraq," noting that " Has become a dangerous weapon on which countries and international organizations depend. "
Al-Mamouri added that "the repetition of Internet thefts is not an easy issue and it needs great efforts to control it and cooperate among different parties to find suitable mechanisms to contain it. The control of the border crossings is not complete at this point. Where theft and smuggling, how is the case in Kabul Internet transport measured in millimeters and deal with them are experienced experts in information piracy.
Al-Mamouri pointed out that "there is a need to alert all efforts to protect the internal information security from theft and work to fortify Internet portals." He called for "the formation of a joint operation room between the Communications Authority and the National Intelligence and Security Services to find solutions and provide the necessary allocations to stop Internet thefts and the use of expertise In this area for the internal information network ".
Economist: the main accused companies
and economic economist Khairi Menem said in an interview with Alsumaria News, "The smuggling operations by specialists and therefore there are companies are considered the main defendant in it," and called on the Ministry of Communications to "the need to contract with companies as solid as these companies keep away from doing With such acts because of its fear of its reputation. "
"All the countries in the world are the state that controls the international access gate only in Iraq," he said. "The lack of control of this portal means endangering the security of the state, as well as the loss of millions of dollars in Iraq. "The lack of control over this portal also leads to the ease of stealing capacity."
Citizens complain about the slow Internet
and a number of citizens complained about the "slow" Internet, noting that "the ministry stood helpless to find a solution to this dilemma."
"The Internet service in Iraq is very weak compared to the neighboring countries," Nour Sobhi said in an interview with Alsumaria News. "This weakness comes from organized theft of the Internet and smuggling it."
Sobhi pointed out that "what is paid to the owners of the Internet networks is great compared to the services provided by these companies," saying that "cutting off the service from time to time during the day of things familiar to the citizen."
The Ministry of Communications announced earlier that it will announce before the media and public opinion the names of entities and companies involved in the smuggling of capacity when the completion of the procedures and the verification of those involved, and then take all legal and administrative procedures.
It also announced, on December 24, 2018, the overthrow of the largest smuggling of Internet in the province of Kirkuk, indicating that the process is equivalent to the seizure of five million dollars a month, according to estimates.
While also revealed a major smuggling of Internet stalls in Diyala through the port of Al-Mundhiriya.