Saifuddin: More cybercrime reported during pandemic

Saifuddin warns that cybercrime was increasing as more users go online during pandemic, with 4,615 cases reported to CSM so far this year. — ART CHEN/The Star

Cybercrime has been rife during the pandemic, with nearly 5,000 cases reported to the national cybersecurity agency, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

He revealed that between January and May 2021, 4,615 cybersecurity incidents were reported to the CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) Cyber999 Help Centre.

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