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Malaysians need to increase security awareness

AvantiKumar | May 13, 2011
CyberSecurity Malaysia reacts to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report.

CyberSecurity Malaysia's Husin added that in the first quarter of 2011, Cyber999 Security Incident Help Centre handled 3563 incidents and 36 per cent of those (or 1273 incidents) are related to online fraud. "While the numbers are worrying, we are also happy to see that members of the public notifying us when they come across a fraudulent website or e-mails. CyberSecurity Malaysia is also dealing with issues like phishing sites proactively by releasing a browser plug-in called 'DontPhishme' for Internet users. Once installed, this security plug-in allows automatic detection of fake banking sites and educates the public about the danger of identity theft."



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