Cybercriminals and Coronavirus cybercrimes in Nigeria, the United States of America and the United Kingdom: cyber hygiene and preventive enforcement measures

Cybercriminals and Coronavirus cybercrimes in Nigeria, the United States of America and the United Kingdom: cyber hygiene and preventive enforcement measures

There seems to be no lockdown for cybercriminals who are capitalizing on the global lockdown to perpetrate cyber coronavirus crimes. Qualitatively, this paper examines these crimes, their peculiarities, and how they can be curtailed. Although the United States of America (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have put in place cyber hygiene and preventive enforcement measures to curtail the activities of cybercriminals in cyberspace, the same cannot be said of Nigeria. Arguably, cybercrime institutions in Nigeria lack adequate capacity building, professional competence, and inter-agency cooperation concerning cyber coronavirus crimes. Consequently, it calls for the adaptation of the US and UK measures to protect cybercitizens. 

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20th October 2020 by Dr Felix E. Eboibi

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