Cyber crime a national crisis

2013-10-23 22:21
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Johannesburg - Cyber crime is a national crisis costing the country a billion rand a year, a law firm said on Wednesday.

In two to three years it was estimated that the proceeds from cyber crime would outweigh those from all other forms of white-collar crime combined, as it had grown exponentially and would continue to do so.

The government and private sector needed first to recognise that there was a problem and, following that, throw resources into combating cyber crime. Citizens needed to recognise that the threat of cyber crime existed and use common sense.

"The software [to crack passwords] is there. One needs to have strong, strong passwords," he said.

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