Early Intervention On Cyber Security To Safeguard Young - Fadillah
Bernama (6 July 2012)
KUCHING, July 6 (Bernama) Cyber security incidence in Malaysia could rise if proactive measures are not taken to instill cyber security awareness and to provide early intervention among internet users particularly the young, said Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof.
According to him, the Cyber999 Cybersecurity Malaysia help centre recorded 11 incidents involving youngsters aged 18 and below, from 5,581 complaints as at June this year.
He said the incidents comprised hacking, fraud, cyber interference, malware (virus) and vulnerability threats, while in Sarawak a police report was lodged involving a 13-year-old girl who admitted to having an illicit relationship with a married man through Facebook.
"There were 7,404 complaints in the same period last year," he told reporters after launching the state-level CyberSafe programme at SMK Petra Jaya, here Friday.
He said the number of internet users increased from 1.1 million to 25.3 million in the first month of this year. The Malaysian Digital Association reported that throughout that month, more than 1.3 billion websites were visited by internet users.