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Zain Qaiser, a 24-year old student from London, has been jailed for six years and five months for his role in a porn ransomware attack,

Prolific porn ransomware operator jailed for more than six years in UK

Qaiser made at least £700,000 ($914,000) as a result of the scam, although the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) believes his actual earnings may have numbered in the millions.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has taken the lead with cyber policing in West Africa.

President Buhari: Nigeria leading in cyber policing in West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.

CIFIAN: Nigeria records N25 billion cyber fraud in five years

Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria, CIFIAN, has raised the alert over N25 billion cyber fraud recorded in the nation’s financial institution in the last five years
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Donald Trump’s move against Huawei suffers setback

The Donald Trump administration’s had earlier run an aggressive campaign to prevent countries from using Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications equipment in their next-generation wireless networks.
A woman from China has been arrested after attempting to gain access to Mar-a-Lago during one of the president’s weekend visits to his Florida resort.

Chinese woman carrying malware arrested at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A woman from China has been arrested after attempting to gain access to Mar-a-Lago during one of the president’s weekend visits to his Florida resort.

Hackaholics: Wema Bank earmarks $10,000 prize

Wema Bank Plc says it has earmarked 10,000 dollars for the winning solutions that will boost the use of innovative technologies in the finance and other sectors.

NCC begins campaign against cybercrime in Ekiti

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a sensitisation programme for telecommunication consumers in Ekiti State on safety measures aginst cyber fraud.
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Nigeria climbs to third position in mobile Malware attacks in 2018

Four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018.
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Hungarian court agrees extradition of football whistleblower

A court in Budapest on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing football whistleblower to his home country of Portugal, a spokeswoman confirmed.
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North Korea hackers targeting US critical infrastructure – firm

A group of North Korean hackers is believed to be actively targeting US businesses and “critical infrastructure,” a report released this week by cybersecurity firm McAfee said.
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US Cyber Command attacked Russian troll farm on Election Day 2018

The United States Cyber Command launched an offensive campaign to silence one of Russia’s most notorious troll operations on the day of the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new report by The Washington Post. The operation targeted the Internet Research Agency, a private company linked to the Kremlin and often used for disinformation campaigns.

Cardiff University develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks

Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has developed a cutting-edge cyber security research, using artificial intelligence to detect and stop cyber-attacks.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the country's major political parties were hacked earlier this month alongside the federal parliament by a "sophisticated state actor".
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Pirates hijack Apple’s enterprise certificates to put hacked apps on iPhones

Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other popular apps on iPhones, Reuters has found.
A picture taken on February 4, 2019 shows the Huawei logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. – A government amendment to establish a pre-authorization for the operation of telecom networks, with a view to deploy 5G, received on February 4, 2019 an “unfavorable opinion” from the special commission charged with examining the draft law Pact. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

China calls US concerns over Huawei ‘groundless’

Beijing called the latest US warning against using Huawei equipment “groundless” on Tuesday, as the Chinese telecom giant faces espionage fears in a growing number of countries.
The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.

Swiss e-voting trial offers $150,000 in bug bounties to hackers

The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.
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Cryptocurrency trader dies with password to £110m clients’ investments

Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange company has said it cannot repay $190m (£110m) to clients because its founder died with their passwords.

Man jailed for hacking into bank’s network system

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced a Jos-based businessman, Mr Ibrahim Suleiman, to five years imprisonment for hacking into the system of the now-defunct First Inland Bank Plc.

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Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed pictured outside the Tropical Inn Hotel in Dehiwala

Fresh details emerge on Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK

Fresh details have emerged about Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, a former UK student who is suspected of carrying out a Sri Lanka suicide bombing.
Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

Pep Guardiola lauds Bernardo Silva as one of Europe’s best

Pep Guardiola applauded Bernardo Silva for his performance in Manchester City's 2-0 derby win over Manchester United and heralded the Portuguese midfielder as one of Europe's best players.

China’s central bank says no intent to tighten or relax monetary policy

China’s central bank has no intent to tighten or relax monetary policy, a vice governor said on Thursday.

Police arrest fast-food staff over alleged armed robbery

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ebrumede divisional headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, have arrested 40-year-old Shola Ajose, a staff of O’tres fast-food over alleged armed robbery in Warri.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri as part of a one-day official visit to Borno State.

President Buhari in Borno for state visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri as part of a one-day official visit to Borno State.