Friday, May 17, 2013

Cyber crime: Malaysia sixth most vulnerable

If you are residing in one of these countries, you are highly at risk of cyber crime. This is according Norton Cyber Crime Report 2012:-
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates

- in no particular order.

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Malaysia sixth most vulnerable

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the sixth most vulnerable country in the world to cyber crime, in the form of malware attacks through the computer or smartphone.

CyberSecurity Malaysia Research vice president Lt Col (R) Sazali Sukardi said the Sophos Security Threat Report 2013 found, in a period of three months this year, that besides Malaysia, nine others - Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, India, the Philippines, Thailand, China and Indonesia - were also highly at risk.

"Cyber thieves have stolen about RM331.7bil worldwide, at an average of RM593 per victim based on the Norton Cyber Crime Report 2012," he said, while presenting a working paper entitled "Collaboration and cooperation in the fight against cyber crime" at a two-day e-Crime conference, here, Thursday.

However, cyber crime in the country decreased from 15,218 cases in 2011 to 9,986 cases in 2012, he said.

He attributed the drop to effective enforcement by the government enforcement agencies, including CyberSecurity.

According to Sazali, the highest reported cyber crime was fraud, followed by cyber invasion attempts, spam, denial of service, content-related offences, malicious code and cyber defamation.

"We are also facing security threats from international criminal organisations that abuse the internet for various cross-border illegal activities such as drugs, human trafficking, financial fraud and money laundering," he said.

He urged the public to contact CyberSecurity at its helpline Cyber999 through 03-89926969 to provide information or lodge a public complaint. - Bernama


teh ramuan said...

wah, terkenal juga negara kita malaysia ni
walau pun dalam hal yang tidak disukai ramai

LifeRamblings said...

how depressing. something not to be proud of.

de engineur said...

on the frontpage for the wrong reason