Regarding fraud via SMS and email, hacking of social media accounts, extortion and online cyber bullying, the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications through Cyber Security Brunei, CSB; reminded all users to always adhere to the “Work From Home” ethics and guidelines as well as maintain information security shared via email or virtual meetings using platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

 

 

 

The public and all users are also reminded to be vigilant against any scam or fraud incidents via mobile phones or emails by irresponsible parties who take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic situation and other current issues. The public is also reminded that 5 of any cyber-bullying and online harassment incidents can be reported to email, ‘reporting@brucert.org.bn’ or office line 245 8001 or WhatsApp line 727 0766.

 

 

 

For the month of August 2021 only, BrueCERT has received a total of eight incidents mentioned above that have been reported via BruCERT WhatsApp and three via emails. For inquiries on security or cyber incidents, the public can visit CSB’s official website at ‘www.csb.gov.bn’ and BruCERT at ‘www.brucert.org.bn’. The CSB and BruCERT cyber awareness and security websites can also be browsed at the HYPERLINK ‘www.secureverifyconnect.info’.

 

 

 

The public is urged to obtain valid information and always refer to official sources from the relevant government agencies including via the GOV.BN Official Telegram account.

 

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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