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More needs to be done in the area of Cyber-crime – COMPOL

January 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho [sitting, middle] during the opening of the Cyber Safe Pasifika Course in Nadi [Source: Fiji Police]

The pace and availability of high speed internet connections means police officers need to further prepare themselves.

While opening the Cyber Safe Pasifika Course in Nadi this morning, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho stresses that we all need to look after our families and friends so that they are safe online.

Qiliho also highlighted a recent case in Fiji in regards to Cyber-crime where they arrested three Bulgarian Nationals found with skimming devices intent to dishonestly obtain personal financial information from a prominent bank in Fiji.

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The Police Commissioner says that while it may have been a case in isolation, the news of the crime did not go down well with him.

He says the mere fact that the three men had the audacity and nerve to think Fiji was a country that could easily be targeted, gave him more motivation to look for ways and means to protect Fijians.

“As long as you and I choose to work in law enforcement, the expectations is for us to have the solutions on how to tackle these emerging crimes – and those we serve will continue to look to us to protect them. This can be difficult considering the fact that the point of entry for these criminals is one that is solely controlled by the user and are often operating from the comforts of one’s home.”

Qiliho adds that they will continue to come up with news ways of tracking down these crimes.

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