Reports of cybercrimes increase in Yucatan

Federal Police official, Ricardo García López, during a conference on Thursday Jan. 24th, acknowledged that the Yucatan state Criminal Code is advanced and one that best combats cybercrime in all of Mexico.

Even though the legislature keeps the laws updated to combat cybercrimes, the official Ricardo García López, attached to the Scientific Division of the Federal Police, indicated that more specialized legislation is still needed for the Yucatan, because in Mexico there is no Penal Code catalog especially for cybercrimes that are described as those conducts, acts or omissions committed on the Internet.

During the conference “Actions of the Federal Police against Cybercrime”, addressed to municipal police, local representatives and members of the Legislative Branch, García López acknowledged that the State Criminal Code in Yucatán “is one of the most advanced in the entire country, is definitely the one that best fits to illegal online activity, such as crimes against privacy and image, also known as Pornovenganza (porno-revenge), which refers to the unauthorized dissemination of nude and pornographic photos.

Cybercrime in Yucatan
He mentioned sanctions for child pornography not only to the person who distributes this type of images, but also to the owner of the website that promotes them, something that the federal norm does not contemplate; as well as in issues of falsification of documents, and cloning and illlegal intervention of banking systems.

“As a society, the state of Yucatan has good legislation, good police and good technology, that’s why Yucatan is the safest state in the country and in the federal police we know it”,  García López emphasized.

The expert recommended to the assistants to have safe passwords, not to open suspicious emails from unknown senders, not to share unknown source publications, only access safe sites, and most importantly, always know what children and teenagers are doing in social networks, since the number of incidences and reports related to cybercrimes involving minors increase every year, such as fraud and extortion (36%), personal (35%), computer systems (22%) and crimes against children and adolescents (7%).

Garcia Lopez, said it is important to take the proper measures to prevent these grievances in all possible platforms, so the Federal Police divided them in three different axes:

  1. Cybersecurity for children and adolescents
  2. Cybersecurity for personal and psychosocial development
  3. Financial cybersecurity

The official revealed that there are 79.1 million internet users in Mexico, of which 34% are minors between six and 17 years of age, followed by those between 25 and 34 years old (19%).

Finally, the official Ricardo García López, attached to the Scientific Division of the Federal Police said that the most used social networks in the country are Facebook (98%), WhatsApp (91%), Youtube (82%), Instagram (57%), Twitter (49%), Google (48). %) and Pinterest (41%).



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