Don’t be a cyber-crime victim | Bedfordview Edenvale News

Cyber-crime is a fast-growing area of crime; this is according to the SAPS.

More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that know no borders, either physical or virtual.

These crimes can be divided into the following three broad areas:

  •  Attacks against computer hardware and software, for example, botnets, malware and network intrusion
  •  Financial crimes and corruption, such as online fraud, penetration of online financial services and phishing
  •  Abuse in the form of grooming or ‘”sexploitation”, especially crimes against children

The SAPS has compiled the top 10 cyber-crime prevention tips, to help residents to avoid becoming a victim of such crime.

They are: