Monday, January 19, 2009

Malaysia record 4,000 cyber crimes in two years

STATS : Malaysia record 4,000 cyber crimes in two years

January 18, 2009


JOHOR BARU: More than 4,000 complaints mostly concerning cyber crimes have been lodged with Cybersecurity Malaysia in the past two years.

Its chief executive officer Lt-Kol (R) Husin Jazri said the complaints related mostly to threats of hacking, fraud, denial of services and loss of files or virus infections.

“We received an average of 2,000 complaints a year since 2007.

“Last year alone, a total of 2,123 complaints were lodged with us,” he said after the presentation of five computers to a school in the Kampung Simpang Arang Orang Asli settlement.

Science, Technology and Innovation secretary-general Datuk Abdul Hanan Alang Endut presented the computers yesterday.

Lt-Kol Husin explained that the agency’s services catered to individuals as well as companies that experienced computer related problems.

“Our consultation services are free but we will charge any work that needs to be done such as repairs,” he said adding that the agency rarely charged students or those from the lower-income group.”

He said they also offered services in digital forensics, security assurance, security management and coming up with best practice management.

Lt-Kol Husin said the public could contact the agency at 03-89926888, fax 03-89453205 or email info@cybersecurity.my

“People can also contact our hotline at CYBER999 to report any problems.”

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