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Title: Cybercrimes and The Nigerian Academic Institution Networks
Authors: Abdulhamid, Shafi’i Muhammad
Haruna, Chiroma
Abubakar, Adamu
Keywords: Cybercrimes
Cyber Plagiarism
Nigerian Institution Networks
Cyber Defamation
Cyber Stalking
Cyberspace Security
Issue Date: 13-Oct-2011
Publisher: The IUP Journal of Information Technology
Series/Report no.: 7 (1), 1-11;
Abstract: All crimes performed or resorted to by abuse of computer network or Internet with the purpose of influencing the functioning of the computer system and also for financial gains are referred to as cybercrime. This paper examines different types of cybercrimes that are frequent in Nigeria and also checks the rate at which these crimes are carried out by the use of academic institution networks as the access point. Data was obtained through questionnaires and analyzed. Some of the findings show that the Yahoo Boys attack is very popular even in the academia and that students are the most active participants in cybercrime in the Nigerian institution networks. It is also found that it is possible to create a taxonomy of scams and scammers and develop tools, measures, campaigns and laws that will hurt their bottom line.
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