East Africa Cybercrime To Be Tackled At Tanzania Conference

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Written by Makula Dunbar

From All Africa

The Tanzania ISACA Chapter and the Norway Registers Development EastAfrica Limited have organized a conference to address cybercrime in East Africa.

According to different information posted on different websites last week, the Conference, “Cyber Defence Eastafrica 2014” with a theme “Fight Against Financial and Data Privacy Crime is scheduled to be held in Arusha from September 16-19, 2014.

While Cybercrime is now a common and serious crime to attend to, the year 2013 reports have it that in the last three years about Tsh9.8 billion ($6.10 million) got lost in Tanzania through cybercrime.

In June, 2014 Ksh2 billion ($22.8 million) it was reported to have been lost annually in Kenya through cybercrime while the Financial Crimes Survey Report-2013 said Uganda lost between one to $10 million annually in cybercrime.

Among many other ways, criminals used the Internet banking and mobile money transfer to swindle.

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