EFCC Warns that Cyber-Crime Increasing Fast In Nigeria

January 28, 2015 12:20 pm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission() yesterday raised the
alarm over increasing rate of cyber-crime in , advising people to
be wary of the menace.

Head of Operation of the commission in the South East Zone, Mr David
Iloyanome raised the alarm yesterday during a media chat with
journalists on the activities of the commission last year.

Mr Iloyanome advised people to be wary of unsolicited mails, adding that
opening unsolicited mails could reveal vital information to criminals.He further disclosed that cyber-crime was fast overtaking conventional
crimes like kidnapping, armed robbery, among others, assuring that the
commission was fully committed to fighting the ugly development.

While commending the commission for doing well in the past three years,
he disclosed that the EFCC recorded 10 convictions in the zone last
year, adding that some cases were still pending in the court.

He, however, assured that people could avoid cyber-crime if they are
well educated by the media and advised the media to enlighten people.

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