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Contributory Factors to Internet Crimes in Nigeria – A Survey

Gbenga T. Omoniyi (), Shahrudin Awang Nor () and Nor Iadah Yusop ()
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Gbenga T. Omoniyi: University Utara Malaysia
Shahrudin Awang Nor: University Utara Malaysia
Nor Iadah Yusop: University Utara Malaysia

No 022GO, Working papers from Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies

Abstract: Internet crimes, also known as Cyber-crimes are act punishable by law. Nigeria government, in order to curb excessiveness of Internet crimes enacted different regulatory and prohibitory laws in support of views of some theorists who claimed that social factors increase users’ vulnerability to computer and Internet attacks. Social factors such as security policy severity, security policy certainty, attitude and attachment have little or no significant relationship with the level of Internet crimes in Nigeria; involvement as a social factor has the strongest significant relationship with the level of Internet crimes in Nigeria; this is followed by commitment, belief and knowledge. Internet users can be tricked, conned and sometimes forcefully compelled to compromise and breach security metrics; security metrics are easily breached if users do not understand or employ security mechanism. Presented in this paper is the survey of the contributory factors to Internet crimes in Nigeria. Data used were gathered by questionnaire.

Keywords: social factors; internet crimes; cyber-crimes; security; questionnaire; Nigeria (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 9 pages
Date: 2019-11
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Published in Proceedings of the 15th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, November 6-7, 2019, pages 174-182

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