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Cyber-crime on the rise, especially fraud

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CYBERJAYA — Sept. 8, 2020: A total of 7,765 cyber-crime cases were reported in the first eight months of this year, with fraud making up 5,698.

By the year’s end the total is expected to surpass last years’ total of 10,772.

Cyber Security Malaysia’s Cyber999 Help Centre recorded the highest number of cases in April, which was the second month of the implementation of the Covid-19 movement control order, when many people had to work from home and shop online.

“Exposure to cyber security is a problem we have to deal with as we embrace the new norm post-Covid-19,” said Cyber Security Malaysia CEO Datuk Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab after the launch of HeiTech Padu Next-Generation Security Operation Centre as-a-Service (SOCaaS) here today.

Hacking was the second most reported offence during the same period, with 933 cases, followed by cyber harassment (409) and malicious codes (351).

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