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Published: Thursday June 14, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday May 29, 2013 MYT 3:13:29 PM

Hackers may cause Internet users to become victims of Evidence Act

PETALING JAYA: Rampant hacking is putting numerous account holders at risk of being prosecuted for offensive material on their website which they did not publish with the newly-introduced Evidence Act putting the onus of proof on them.

According to Cybersecurity Malaysia, an average of eight personal accounts, blogs and websites are being hacked in Malaysia daily.

“It doesn't take an expert to hack into personal accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and e-mail,” said Cybersecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Lt-Col (Rtd) Prof Datuk Husin Jazri.

“Any computer literate person can learn how to do it.”

He added that Internet users who did not secure their personal accounts were the easiest targets.

* For more story in The Star today.

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