Cyber Crime Control in Developing Countries' Cybercafés

Cyber Crime Control in Developing Countries' Cybercafés

Stella E. Igun (Delta State University, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch018
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the challenges and problems governments and other stakeholders are facing in fighting and controlling cyber crimes in developing countries cybercafés. The chapter’s main focus is on the developing countries vulnerability to cyber crimes; these countries lack major infrastructural devices for controlling cyber crimes at the moment. The nature of cyber crime and Internet in developing countries is pathetic, in that the cyber crime rate is high and transnational (affecting the developing countries all the same) and the developing countries are still very low in Internet connection. Furthermore, the chapter reveals reasons for the increase in the incidences of cyber crimes in developing countries; cyber crime laws that have been enacted to control and tackle the problem of cyber crimes are also highlighted.

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