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Cameroon:ANTIC Sensitises Constitutional Council On Cybercirminality

Participants at the Antic seminar in Bafoussam (c) All rights reserved

The personnel of the Constitutional Council have been drilled on the risqué related to the cyberspace in Cameroon.

During a two –day workshop that opened at the Yaounde Conference Centre today, the members are acquiring skills and basic competences required to prevent and fight cyber criminality and reinforce the cyber ethic culture of the Constitutional Council.

Opening the workshop in Yaounde, the Director General of the National Agency of Information and Communication Technologies, ANTIC, Prof Ebot Ebot Enaw called on participants to put in practice the knowledge acquired in order in order to contribute to the resilience and security of the cyberspace in Cameroon.

He equally revealed that about 6000 fake accounts of state personalities have been identified since 2018 and , with 3943 shut down thanks to the prompt actions from ANTIC in collaboration with Facebook.

ANTIC has noted a rise in the number of fake accounts of personalities on social media which are used by cybercriminals to extort money from users.

To fight against this practice, the DG of ANTIC stressed it is the collective responsibility of all and thus urged the over 30 personnel of the Constitutional Council to take the lessons serious.



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