Watchdogs warn SA's a hotspot for cybercrime

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SA is a hotbed for cyber crime, experts have warned.
SA is a hotbed for cyber crime, experts have warned.
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The high-profile arrest of an alleged cybercriminal has highlighted what crime watchdog reports have already claimed: South Africa is fast becoming a hotspot for cybercrime.

South African police and Interpol arrested 28-year-old James Junior Aliyu in Sandton on Wednesday. He is believed to be part of a cybercrime ring involved in phishing, internet scams and money laundering.

South Africa has become a hotspot for cybercrime, said director of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime (GI TOC) Dr Mark Shaw.

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