Cameroon – Telecom: Cameroon wants to adopt a national strategy against cybercrime

Written by Deckson N.

The National Agency for information and communications technology (L’Agence nationale des technologies de l’information et de la communication – ANTIC) recently held in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, a meeting on the protection of information infrastructure, with the support of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) .

The objective of this meeting, we learned, is to establish, a national strategy against cyber-crime in the country. “We can not build a digital economy without cyber security in Cameroon,” said the secretary general of the CTO, Shola Taylor.

Indeed, Cameroon is currently engaged in a digital economy development process. Meanwhile, notes the Antic, it has been observed a meteoric rise of cyber-crime in the country. This phenomenon manifests itself through practices such as “Skimming,” which is to “hack magnetic cards using special devices inserted into ATMs of banknotes“; Sim Box fraud, which can divert phone calls from abroad; besides the use of more than 80% of pirated software in the country.

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