More teeth to tackle cyber criminals

While traditional crime rates have gone down, cybercrime has been on the rise, driven mainly by a surge in online cheating scams.

To give the police more teeth in tackling this scourge, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee said yesterday: “We will continue to renew our legal framework to address the transnational nature of cybercrime and keep pace with the changing tactics of cyber criminals.” This could mean amending the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (CMCA).

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