4,615 cyber security incidents reported, 3,229 involve cheating cases – Minister Saifuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 2: The Cyber999 Help Centre managed by CyberSecurity Malaysia has received 4,615 cyber security incident reports from January until May 2021 with cheating cases being the highest (3,229) intrusions (765) and dangerous codes (256).

Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said, relating to this matter, the Ministry together with CyberSecurity Malaysia consistently monitor the national cyber space environment by providing services, assistance and technical support to stabilise the network system and cyber defence to both the public, private sectors and individual Internet users.

“Alerts and advisories have also been released from time to time as a reminder to enable the system administrators in the public, private organisations and internet users to get information about the best practices to handle and “wipe out” any threats and cyber attacks.

“The information could be accessed via MyCERT portal or Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team, CyberSecurity Malaysia at https://www.mycert.org.my/.

“I would like to urge Internet users to be alert, honest and self-equipped with the technological usage methods and use the Internet with prudence, positive, ethically and responsible,” Saifuddin said in a statement here today.

The Minister added, for any cyber security incident report, members of the public could contact the Cyber999 Help Centre managed by CyberSecurity Malaysia via email-cyber999@cybersecurity.my, telephone 1-300-882999 (Monday-Friday, 9.00 am-3.00pm), hp +60 19 2665850 (for critical incident report only) Cyber999 Apps –download at Appstore & Google Play Apps. –Malaysia World News

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