eZCyberCrime app helps combat cyber crimes

NILAI: In line with Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), a smartphone app known as eZCyberCrime has been developed to address cybercrimes, particularly in electronic banking.

Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Associate Professor Madihah Mohd Said said eZCyberCrime which is accessible via the smartphone, operates by tracking the exploitation of resources based on several surveillance features built.

“The surveillance feature includes automatic detection and response,” she told Bernama here.

She said in a five-year study carried out since 2014, she has found a solution for the eZCyberCrime app to function without disrupting the performance and battery of smartphones.

“It can even display results in a short time. The innovative product of this research group combines three features of artificial intelligence, smart analytics and the concept of a human immunological system known as apoptosis.

“It takes into consideration five elements in smartphones, especially Android devices that are easily exploited by attackers, via phone calls, SMS, cameras, audio and GPS. After identifying the five elements, future attacks can be detected early to prevent adverse effects such as losses of money when an attacker targets individual bank accounts, ” she said.

USIM won three gold and three silver medals at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in which eZCyberCrime won the silver medal in the ICT category. Photo source: usim.edu.my

eZCyberCrime won the silver medal in the ICT category at the ‘International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2019’ at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on May 1 and 2.

ITEX 2019 gathers more than 1,000 inventions put up by various universities, corporate bodies as well as individuals from Asean and Asia countries such as Australia, Korea and Taiwan. – Bernama