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Ministry warns citizens of five major cybercrimes in Cambodia

Ministry warns citizens of five major cybercrimes in Cambodia

The Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Interior has identified five major cybercrimes prevalent in Cambodia – Facebook hacking, social media defamation, money fraud, malware attacks and systems hacking.

The department warned citizens after it uncovered several cases on Friday.

It said: “Please be careful and learn about the various risks of technologies.”

Citizens were directed to the department’s Facebook page, where they can directly ask department officials questions if they wanted to learn more about technological risks.

The ministry hosted a meeting on June 2 with relevant institutions, including the Department of Information Technology, to continue reviewing a draft law to tackle cybercrimes.

The ministry’s secretary of state Bun Hun, who was also present, said: “The meeting reviewed, discussed and revised 12 articles and today [Sunday] it will continue reviewing and discussing the last articles of Chapter 4.”

The ministry said the law consists of seven chapters and 48 articles and was first discussed in 2016. It is aimed at safeguarding security and public order as well as protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Department director Hor Sam Ath could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

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