By Flavior Kanungo
ZAMBIA Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) cybersecurity specialist Emma Kapambwe has observed a growing trend of circulating obscene materials among teachers, nurses and church WhatsApp groups.
Ms. Kapambwe has also disclosed that Cyberbullying among members of the public has become common with most of them not heeding to the law and the heavy sentence that comes with it.
Speaking when she addressed Evelyn Hone College Adventist youths over the weekend, Ms. Kapambwe said about 25 cases of blackmail which are as a result sextortion are recorded every two weeks with many more cases going unreported.
She has urged the general public to avoid posting real life situations about themselves on social media, as this has become the means through which scammers are obtaining information about unsuspecting targets.
“From our statistics, the places where there is a serious issue with phonograph is churches, nursing fraternity and teaching fraternity and what people do not realise is that they can be implicated by just belonging to a social media platform where pornographic material has been shared because ZICTA is able to retrieve information from phones from up to 10 years whether deleted or available, ” She Ms Kapambwe said.