Cyber Crime in Papua New Guinea

By: Priscilla Afuale’efi

As the technology in Papua New Guinea is advancing cyber crime is becoming a threat to many Papua New Guineans today.

“The IT industry in Papua New Guinea is still growing therefore with the latest technology gadgets cyber crime is a concern,” says Gabriel Kambe Manager ICT Infrastructure at Divine Word University.

He says the latest android mobile phones used by the younger generation today are at threat of becoming victims of cyber criminals because they are new to the internet as they are still learning to explore it.

“Cyber crime is using the internet to do offensive outlaw activities,” says Ms Marianne Bagore an Information Systems Lecturer at Divine Word University.

Ms Bagore says cyber crime includes stealing confidential information from individuals or organisations and selling it to others, hacking into accounts or telephone systems, cyber bullying, using scam emails to lure people to send money or…

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