A 31-year-old man was arrested in Corfu on Saturday for sending threatening electronic messages to a nationwide TV station on Friday night, the police said.
Police said the man had sent an email claiming there was a bomb at the premises of Mega TV station.
The suspect appeared before a prosecutor in Corfu who charged him with disturbing the peace and filing a false complaint.
Experts are sounding the alarm as online fraud in Greece quadrupled between 2018 and 2023. According to the Cybercrime Unit, 5,261 incidents were recorded last year, up from 1,093 in 2018. The recruitment of artificial intelligence is further worrying experts as now perpetrators can create more believable messages.
Online violence is disproportionately affecting women and girls, making them more vulnerable to crime than ever before, with cyberstalking among the most common type of threats they face that can leave a traumatizing mark on their minds.
Online violence targets women and young girls in many forms such as online stalking, exploitation, harassment, or producing deepfake pornography.
A 47-year-old man accused of so-called revenge porn has been arrested by police in Thessaloniki after he is alleged to have posted a large number of explicit photos of a 44-year-old woman on his social media profile.
The man, who was arrested in a hotel, told officers that he had consumed a quantity of pesticide, necessitating his hospitalization. He remains in hospital under guard.
Owed in part to the pandemic-induced increased shift from offline to online, cyber-attacks have become a lucrative avenue for criminals in recent years