MCMC’s efforts successfully stop many phishing sites

Tue, Jul 2, 2013: Malaysia’s phishing cases happened between January and April this year dropped more than 700 per cent from 39 cases to 332 cases, compared to the same period of 2012, thanks to efforts by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in creating awareness among consumers.

According to the report published by the Sun Daily, MCMC has shut down 652 phishing sites between January and May this year, including a website found to have breached the Companies Act and the Medicine (Sales and Ads) Act; two under the Section 233 of the Communications Multimedia Act; five have been found to have broken syariah offences; and 117 sites have been shut down because of their obscene content.

According to the police, many arrests and investigations have been made in connection to phishing crimes, and phishing only accounts for 2% of total cyber crimes this year. However, the total losses caused by phishing involved RM178,801 between January and April this year.

Author: Terry KS

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