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Fighting cybercrime in Cameroon: A legal and cybersecurity perspective

Fighting cybercrime in Cameroon: A legal and cybersecurity perspective

Posted on 2023-09-25 09:22:51 / by Ngenge Ransom Tanyu


Key Highlights

  • Cybercrime is on the rise in Cameroon, with far-reaching consequences for individuals, businesses and national security.
  • Cameroon lost XAF12.2 billion in 2021 to cybercrime, including losses from intrusion, scams, phishing and banking card skimming.
  • Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are a major threat to companies in Cameroon.
  • Cameroon has taken steps to address cybercrime through comprehensive legislation and its accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
  • Internet users are recommended to follow specific security measures, such as keeping software updated, using strong, unique passwords and being cautious with email attachments and suspicious links.
  • Collective efforts from government institutions, private businesses, and citizens are essential to enforcing laws, reporting cybercrimes and investing in cybersecurity measures.
  • Increased awareness and action at individual, corporate and state levels are crucial to safeguarding Cameroon’s digital landscape.


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