THE REALITY OF CYBERCRIME IN AFRICA
As proud stakeholders of this great land we are now called upon to join hands in the fight against a new threat that is targeting all areas of our society – no organisation, community or child is immune to its impact.
We are referring to the scourge of cybercriminal activity that is rapidly becoming a global concern and one that we as Africans need to prioritise. Cybercrime has been on the rise over the past decade and is said to be a result of the global economic instability and a case of individuals responding to monetary and psychological incentives.
Cyber attackers use the internet to disrupt, steal and manipulate information. This has led to an increase in economic fraud cases and the theft of confidential information. The most common ways of attacking are phishing, abuse of system privileges and malicious code infections (viruses).
HOW SERIOUS IS CYBERCRIME IN AFRICA?
Cybercrime in SA TV Interview on ENCA with Craig Rosewarne from Wolfpack