Malawi government through the ministry of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education has disclosed that it is getting ready to handle cybercrimes.
The development follows Malawi’s advancement in using technology in different ways including financial matters.
Speaking in Lilongwe at a stakeholders meeting, the minister of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education Patricia Kaliati said government is to ensure high tech crimes are curbed.
“As government we are trying to make sure that people are enjoying the internet without any problem, and that no one should experience phishing, we hope we will have a productive meeting because we have main stakeholders present at this meeting; the police, the banks in just mentioning some,” said Kaliati.
Cybercrimes are criminal offenses committed via the Internet or otherwise aided by various forms of computer technology, such as the use of online social networks to bully others or sending sexually explicit digital photos.
Earlier this year, media reports revealed that some Malawians were victims of cybercrimes after they had paid to buy vehicles from abroad on bogus websites.
The office of Malawi high commissioner in United Kingdom (UK) warned citizenS from using websites that are not accredited to avoid being dumped after making payments to buy vehicles.