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NCC alerts Nigerians on phishing scams, e-Frauds

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Sept. 10, 2020 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted Nigerians on the increasing incidents of fraud across various platforms, especially social media networks, urging them to protect their accounts against such frauds. NCC Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said...

Big banks work with fintechs to counter ‘deepfake’ fraud

Crimes involving manipulated video and audio to impersonate customers cause concern In a survey of 2,000 consumers in the US and UK carried out for iProov, 85 per cent said deepfakes would make it harder to trust what they see online © Getty Images/iStockphoto by Matthew...

Nigeria Tackles Cyber-attacks through Upgraded ICT Facility

…… as Pantami Laments Plight of NIPOST over Stamp Duty Collection In its effort to adequately tackle cybercrime and cyberattack in Nigeria, the Federal government has upgraded facilities at the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team Centre under the supervision of the National Information and...

ICIR to launch Africa-wide fact-checking hub to tackle misinformation

Abuja, Aug. 14, 2020 In a bid to combat misinformation in Africa using technology, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) will on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, officially launch the FactCheckHub – an independent, fact-checking platform. A statement by the Executive Director of the centre,...

FUTA suspends student who allegedly hacked Premium Times website

By Alaba-Olusola Oke Akure, Aug. 5, 2020 The Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) has suspended a student, Mr Afolabi Emmanuel, for allegedly hacking the website of Premium Times, an online news publication. The suspension was made known in Akure on Wednesday in a...

Bill Gates denies 5G conspiracy theories that say he wants to use coronavirus vaccines to implant tracking devices

Billionaire Bill Gates, whose foundation has donated millions to coronavirus vaccine and treatment research, on Wednesday denied conspiracy theories that accuse him of wanting to use coronavirus vaccines to implant tracking devices in people. Gates addressed a poll from Yahoo News/YouGov survey that found 28%...

CBN seeks to curb losses in financial sector with new cybercrime regulations

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it is concerned with rising losses that emanate from cybercrime and technology risk in the financial sector and is working on the modalities for new regulations. Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele...

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday....

U.S’s McAfee Host Breakfast Forum on Cyber Security to protect Nigeria’s digital assets

By Godwin Okafor Lagos—The U.S. Commercial Service in Nigeria in collaboration with U.S. cyber-security company —McAfee Incorporated, on Wednesday hosted a breakfast seminar in Lagos for cyber security experts and corporate end-users. At the program, the American computer security software company also announced the launch of...

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from ‘Spectre’ chip flaw

Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers. On Wednesday, Alphabet Inc’s Google and other...
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