RM5.8b lost to cy­ber­crime in 10 months – IGP

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page -

KUALA LUMPUR: Po­lice have recorded 21,862 re­ports re­lated to com­mer­cial crimes na­tion­wide, re­sult­ing in losses of RM5.8 bil­lion from Jan­uary to Oc­to­ber this year.

In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Ab­dul Hamid Bador said the num­ber of cases in­creased by 4.3 per cent com­pared to 20,913 cases recorded in the same pe­riod last year.

He added 47.2 per cent of cases this year com­prise non-ex­is­tent loan schemes, e-pur­chases, and Ma­cau and African scams with the In­ter­net used as a medium to find vic­tims.

“The cur­rent trend of mod­erni­sa­tion is con­tribut­ing to a wide range of cur­rent cy­ber­crime trends, which re­quires the po­lice force to think out-of-the-box to meet the chal­lenges ahead,” he said, in his speech at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the Na­tional Com­mer­cial Crimes Con­fer­ence here yes­ter­day.

About the con­fer­ence, Ab­dul Hamid said it pro­vided in­sights into trend­ing strate­gies used to ad­dress cy­ber threats.

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