Identity theft: a legal study on phishing / Khadijah Ilyana Mahayudin…[et al.].

Mahayudin, Khadijah Ilyana and Azman, Ayuni and Mustapa, Norainzan and Sulaiman, Salwa (2009) Identity theft: a legal study on phishing / Khadijah Ilyana Mahayudin…[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


In Malaysia, many internet users are getting more savvy by using the cyber space to do online transactions. However, the practicality of online transactions brings great harm to the users where their identity can be stolen and used by other third parties, which is also known as phishing. Phishing is a new cyber security issue in the current era of globalisation. This paper outlines the modus operandi of a typical phishing attack and provides a brief overview of the different types of phishing. The local Malaysia situation regarding phishing is also identified. The legal structures of Malaysia's and United States' phishing laws are also analysed to reveal that inadequacy of current legal framework in Malaysia is the main challenge in countering phishing schemes. Accordingly, prevention is always better than curb, especially in phishing matter. By the end of this paper, some best practices for users and the authorities are recommended to curb phishing schemes in Malaysia.


Item Type: Student Project
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mahayudin, Khadijah Ilyana2007287218
Azman, Ayuni2007281078
Mustapa, Norainzan2007294192
Sulaiman, Salwa2007294292
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorJ., SheelaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Criminology > Crimes and offenses > Computer crimes > Phishing
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Technology and law
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies
Item ID: 31766
Uncontrolled Keywords: online transactions, identity can be stolen, new cyber security, phishing schemes in Malaysia.


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