INTERPOL: ONLINE CRIME IN AFRICA A BIGGER THREAT THAN EVER BEFORE

A news release on 14 August advised that a new INTERPOL report on online organised crime in Africa shows how digitalisation has permeated almost every major crime area across the continent. Despite relatively low rates of online connectivity organised crime groups from taking advantage of the Internet. In 2016, it says that approximately 24 million malware incidents targeted Africa. In one East African country alone, the cost of cyber fraud more than doubled between 2017 and 2018, reaching nearly $6.5 million. Even the criminal activities that have longed formed the ‘bread and butter’ of organised crime groups are being digitalised.

https://www.interpol.int/News-and-Events/News/2020/Online-crime-in-Africa-a-bigger-threat-than-ever-before-INTERPOL-report-warns

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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