More Efforts Required Bringing Down Cyber-Crimes in the Country

Aug 29, 2013 (Thu): 9,857 cases of cyber-crime were reported in the first six months this year and caused RM1 billion in losses, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Mohd Bakri Zinin after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Royal Malaysian Police and Limkokwing University, Free Malaysia Today reported.

He said US-based IT security developer, SOPHOS had it is three-month Security Threat report this year ranked Malaysia as sixth globally in terms of cyber-crime threat risks.

He added that the collaboration between police and the university in cyber-crime prevention is vital to educate the public on the prevention measures so that they would not easily fall prey to cyber-crime. The 5-years campaign is designed to target the young generation as they are tech-savvy in using computers and mobile devices.

According to the report, most of the cyber-crimes committed in the country were through parcel scams, selling goods via the Internet, and masquerading.

Author: VSDaily Editor

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