CYBERCRIME: Court Jails 17 Internet Fraudsters in Edo
Cybercrime is a crime committed using computers and through the internet. Often, it involves someone highly trained in computer systems and networking. Once they can log into a computer system of a bank or any other financial institution, they can steal large sums of money and cover their tracks.
Cybercrime does not involve hacking alone. It also involves spam, cyber terrorism, and cyber abuse. In Nigeria, there have been cases of frauds, hacking, and cyberbullying. Cybercriminal leverage the anonymity brought by the internet to carry out all their activities and covering their tracks. Center for Counter Fraud Awareness (CCFA) is committed to raising awareness through its Preventive Programme for Schools Initiative where schools are visited and children and youths are exposed to the dangers associated with cybercrime.