Borneo Sees Spike in Cyber Crime

Borneo saw 7,404 reported incidents of cyber crime in the first half of 2011 —  a 147 percent increase compared to the same period last year, Bernama reports.

Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Fadillah Yusuf said as more people begin using the Internet, issues and threats — ranging from spam to identity theft to cyber bullying — will rise as well.

In 2009, the number of cybersecurity incidents rose 68 percent, from 2,123 incidents in 2008 to 3,564 incidents, Fadilah said. Last year, that percentage grew by 127 percent, from 3,564 incidents in 2009 to 8,090 total incidents, he added.

Located north of Australia, the island of Borneo is divided among three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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