Drug cartels, organized crime, international money launderers and computer hackers are unleashing themselves on the information highways, and they are becoming even more successful. There is also mounting concern about cyber terrorism through the use of computer sabotage – one of the fastest growing criminal activities on the planet. Organized criminals are using cyberspace more frequently to target credit card information and personal and financial details for computer fraud, to the profit of credit card counterfeit operations.
Recent evaluation by the Human Rights and Justice Initiative “On the State of Cybercrime/Cyber terrorism in Nigeria” has shown that it has been drastically reduced in the last six (6) months. This can be attributed to the conscious stand of various law enforcement agencies in Nigeria such as the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), INTERPOL-Nigeria, the Nigeria Police, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The Human Rights and Justice Group International has been actively involved in the campaign against Cybercrime/Cyber-terrorism since December 2004, in collaboration with these agencies.
Recent events suggest that many of the perpetrators have been unable to bear the heat generated by President Olusegun Obasanjo’s anti-corruption fight, and may have relocated to other neighbouring countries to continue their nefarious deals. The world has yet to acknowledge that the activity of these Internet fraudsters will continue to thrive and expand if serious and directed measures are not take to combat it. Access To Human Right And Justice Initiative has been in the forefront and seriously involved in the campaign against Cyber-crime/Cyber-terrorism in
Nigeria and West African sub region since 2004 and has recorded some success in this regard. For detailed information on the Cyber-crime activities of the Justice Group, or to file a report, please contact in Surulere.