Aug 27, 2013 (Tue): According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, 5,592 cyber security incidents were reported in first six month of 2013, increased about 0.2 per cent from 5,581 reported in the same period of last year, Bernama reported. CyberSecurity Malaysia Chief Executive Officer, Amirudin Abdul Wahab expected the number of incidents will increase in future due to the growth of internet usage in the country.
Amirudin said most of the incidents that reported were fraud, intrusion, spam, malicious codes, cyber harassment, content-related, intrusion attempts, denial of service and vulnerability report.
He urged the public not to use counterfeit software as it was the easiest way of getting malware attacks and be an ethical social citizen when using emails and social media networks.
He added that CyberSecurity will continue to run more programmes to educate people how to stay safe when accessing Internet.