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Conference Warns of Cyber Crime Threat
Source: bernama.com
Source Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Created: Aug 02, 2010

The 13th Asia-Pacific Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates conference ended here today with participants taking note of the threat posed by cyber criminals.

Conference organising chairman Datuk Shahbudin Abd Wahab said participants acknowledged that cyber crimes were fast-spreading and could undermine global security.

"We acknowledge that future threats will come from cyber criminals intent on exploiting information and the World Wide Web," he told reporters at the close of the conference, here today.

Shahbudin, who is the Royal Malaysia Police College commandant, said identity theft was also a major concern because personal data could be used to commit crime.

"These criminals are a web-savvy lot; and one crime could lead to another and snowball into a major security issue such as terrorism," he said.

He said there was an urgent need for enforcement agencies and ICT experts as well as international enforcement agencies such as the Interpol to collaborate to deal with the problem.

"The conference here is among the avenues for such cooperation. We can't work alone," he said.
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