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CSM urges netizens to be vigilant against cyber threat attacks

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CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) urges the public, especially system administrators and Internet users in Malaysia, to remain vigilant against cyber threats and attacks that are taking place today.

As an agency and cybersecurity technology specialist centre under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, the agency today issued a statement urging all internet users to continue to use technology and internet procedures and methods, including social media, in a positive, ethical and responsible manner website.

"Since the beginning of this year, there have been several cyber security incidents in the country, including the #OpsWakeUp21 cyber attack campaign targeting government websites and online properties, Microsoft server vulnerabilities, and Facebook Data leakage, including the latest cyber threats and attacks.

He pointed out that from time to time, the agency issued alerts and consultations through the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) website,

"System administrators and Internet users can browse the site for information on methods and best practices to address and enhance prevention of cybersecurity incidents, thereby reducing the impact and risk of cyber threats and attacks."

General procedures and best practices for citizens to follow:

  1. Users need to update network systems and applications, as well as digital devices, and install the latest anti-virus software; make regular backups for important data;
  2. Stronger passwords and renewals every 3 or 6 months;
  3. Always make sure that after using the website to log into email, social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), remember to log out of the account and not just close the browser;
  4. Be cautious when opening links and attachments (images and videos) sent by strangers;
  5. Disconnect Wi-Fi from public hotspots as cybercriminals often try to access and steal data without your knowledge;
  6. Make sure you are using a secure network for online transactions;
  7. Do not use Bluetooth connectivity or location services, please turn them off to prevent your digital device from being detected and damaged;
  8. Do not share or disclose your personal data on social media sites;

Do not share false information, please check the authenticity before posting the relevant information.

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