Cyber-Crime and Cyber Security Perception in Nigeria

J.A. Sarumi, Department of Computer Science Lagos State University of Science & Technology Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
2022 Advances in Multidisciplinary & Scientific Research Journal Publication  
As the Internet came into widespread commercial use, the nature of computer crimes began to shift. 'While in some crimes, one component of the crime may have been committed using an electronic instrument, in other crimes, the crime as a whole is committed in the online or electronic environment. These crimes, known as cybercrimes, generally occur in the virtual community of the Internet or in cyberspace. As a result of this, all innocent internet users should inculcate the habit of continuously
more » ... updating their knowledge about the ever changing nature of information technologies. We explore the various types of cybercrimes in Nigeria, their causes, effects and perception of cyber crimes and cyber security among users of the cyberspace Keywords: Cyber-crime, Countermeasures, Fraud, Cyber Criminals, Perception, Cyberspace
doi:10.22624/aims/bhi/v8n1p2 fatcat:oasahsmbxvdszchsed3rp3tgfu