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Ghana gets first computer forensics company, e-Crime lab to fight internet crimes

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The first ever computer forensics company with a dedicated e-Crime lab has been established in Ghana to fight the menace of cyber crimes in the country.

Ghana has been cited in international reports as being a notorious base for internet crimes, especially credit card frauds and impersonation commonly referred to as ‘sakawa’.

The firm established by a Ghanaian expatriate, Albert Antwi-Boasiako aims to tackle internet related criminal activities in the West African sub-region, a press release from the company copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said.

According to the release, the company’s e-Crime Bureau will offer computer and mobile phone forensics services, digital forensics expert witness services, data security & cryptographic services, e-fraud investigations & countermeasures, incident response and cyber intelligence analytics.

“Our resolve in establishing the first ever computer forensics lab in Ghana is to assist businesses and government institutions across the sub-region to secure their ICT infrastructure and to provide investigation support in high tech crime cases,” Mr Antwi-Boasiako was cited as saying in the release.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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