Even during a global pandemic, cybercrimes and scams have not seen a decrease online but instead, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty to deploy social engineering scams and attacks on unsuspecting targets, as the world is fixated on the global health emergency.
According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, an estimated 838 incidents were reported from the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18 up till April 7, with most of the incidents involving fraud, intrusion and cyberharassment.
According to Tan Kim Chuan, Head of Forensic at KPMG in Malaysia, cybercrimes and scams have been successful because of its simplicity and it doesn’t require complicated countermeasures to prevent cyber incidents.
When being online, you should always be mindful of the information you provide on any websites and applications. Here are 5 simple steps that you should follow to protect your personal information online and avoid being a victim of cybercrimes.