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Time to seriously address cybercrime

THE EDITOR: We tend to get distracted quite easily in TT from the major issues affecting us. Whether we want to admit it or not, cybercrime is the biggest evolving crime in this country and it needs to be immediately addressed by those in authority.

In our modern society, the number of people exposed to computers every day is increasing rapidly. Computers and the latest technology have become a normal part of our daily lives to the extent that the world cannot function efficiently without computers and cellular phones.

Not to be left behind, criminals began using computers for their illegal activities and thus computer crimes were born.

Technology is growing at an alarming and frightening rate throughout the world. However, its use has resulted in the development of cybercrimes to the detriment of many of us.

Today, the proliferation of cybercrime has become a major concern around the globe. As a matter of fact, every day criminals are discovering new ways to target innocent law-abiding citizens.

Actually, cybercrime is the most ruthless and heartless crime in the modern era, causing many people to lose confidential information to cyber criminals. To make matters worse, most of the perpetrators operate without being detected or even being identified.

Cybercrime needs to be seriously addressed in this country before it is too late. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of many people and organisations by illegally gaining access to vital information of internet users. This is tragic and therefore proper mechanisms must be put in place immediately to put an end to these issues related to technological growth.

SIMON WRIGHT, Chaguanas

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