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Over 30 Malaysians Fall Prey to Cyber Crime Per Day

Thestar.com.my reported in the last week of October, 2015, stating that almost 30 Malaysians fall victim to cybercrime per day with cases of intrusion and fraud being the most common.

However, the worst part is the national cyber security specialist agency of Malaysia believes that those numbers are just scratching the surface because there are many more cases might have been unreported or unnoticed by victims.

Computer viruses could be resting inactively in computers and smartphones waiting to copy banking passwords and social media accounts connected to public Wi-Fi might be vulnerable to hacking while others are still falling for old tricks in the cyber-scamming book.

Thestar.com.my published news during the last week of October 2015 quoting Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer of Cyber-Security Malaysia, as saying "The weakest link in cyber security is people".

Dailyexpress.com.my published news on 5th November, 2015, quoting a data of security company, SecureKi Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Brandon Low, as saying "education plays a significant role in raising awareness in addition to helping the people to understand cyber threats along with its impacts towards organisations, agencies and the country as a whole".

He said that there is a lack of awareness among Malaysians about this matter and before we can do anything to find a solution, it is imperative for us to first understand what is actually happening there".

He added that there had been several cases involving cyber threats in Malaysia, whether it is external or internal threats and most of them were typically due to leakage of password.

He also said: "One of the threats was when the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), National Security Council and Malaysia Airlines were hacked just after the disappearance of flight MH370. Classified information on the missing flight were sent to an internet protocol address located in China and another case involved internal unauthorized cash transfer in CIMB Niaga Indonesia".

Brandon Low confirmed that the rapid evolution of system technology had ensued hackers to hack smartphones easily which are continuously connected to the Internet or even closed-circuit television (CCTV) at home.

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