Cyber Crime in Malaysia
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.
Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security.
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 organizations 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 Cyber Security at its helpline Cyber999 through 03-89926969 to provide information or lodge a public complaint. - Bernama
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