About EC-Council Malaysia
The number of cybercrime cases reported on an average annual basis is 10000. This huge figure brings to the fore the rising issue of cybercrime in Malaysia. Of these, most number of incidents reported are online frauds, scams and organisation hacks. Malaysians are known to be a relatively tech-savvy nation, however most of them are not adequately equipped to understand the basics of cyber security. As the saying goes, “Half knowledge is more dangerous than ignorance”, most of the netizens are aware of using technology but are not aware of using it securely. This has been a cause of concern to the Government of Malaysia. The Malaysian cyber security statistics reveal the sad state of affairs with almost 30 falling prey to cybercrime each day. However, the interesting part is that the Government of Malaysia has taken up the responsibility of training its citizens on the raging issue of cybercrime.
A deep analysis of the cybercrime reports bring to the fore certain interesting facts:
- Most of the botnet and malware attacks were usually from a single IP address
- Of the cases where servers have been compromised, the access was sold to hackers
- Most of the server attacks were focussed on computer security organisations, Banks, financial institutions, government agencies
- Apart from the Denial of Service attacks and intrusions, cyber bullying and cyber harassment were the most common cybercrimes with most of the cybercrimes routed through social networking sites.