Social media hacking up 13%

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The spread of misinformation via social media decreased in 2021. In 2019 it was 22.33%, down to 16.31%.

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October 01, 2021, 4:10 p.m.

Last changed: October 01, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

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According to a report by the Cyber ​​Crime Awareness Foundation (CCA Foundation), hacking social media accounts has increased by 13% since 2019 to 28% in 2021.

The report, entitled “Cyber ​​Crime Trends 2021”, was released during a press conference of the National Committee on Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month (CAM) 2021 on Friday morning at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the capital Segunbagicha.

Rashna Imam, an advisor to the organization, highlighted the research report, saying that cybercrime in Bangladesh increased alarmingly over the 2019-2020 period, including social media and other online account hacking or information theft. New crimes such as ATM card hacking have also been identified.

According to the report, the number of social media and other online accounts hacked is currently 28.31% – almost 13% up from 15.35% in 2019.

The spread of misinformation by the cyber world decreased in 2021. In 2019 it was 22.33%, currently it has fallen to 16.31%.

An age-based analysis of cybercrime has shown that most victims are between 18 and 30 years old, which is 86.90% of the total victims.

CCA Foundation President Kazi Mustafiz said in order to establish a healthy cyber culture in society, the government as well as policymakers of all kinds of governmental and non-governmental organizations, various social organizations and political parties must collectively participate.

The month of October has been Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month in the USA since 2004. Norway has been celebrating it since 2011, Europe since 2012.

The National Committee on CAM 2021 was first formed in a private initiative on October 1st to ensure cybersecurity awareness reaches the grassroots in the country.

The same theme of CAM 2020 – “Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart” will again be the leading international theme of CAM 2021. The National Committee has set the topic “SachetanRoi # CyberSmartHoi” for Bengali speakers and emphasizes that cybersecurity is not only a collective but also a personal responsibility of everyone.

The chairman of the CAM 2021 National Committee and President of the ISACA Dhaka Chapter, Mohammad Iqbal Hossain, headed the function. Emdadul Haque, general secretary of ISPAB, an Internet service provider organization, and Sanjay Chakraborty, vice president of Robis Cybersecurity and Privacy, attended the event.

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