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Report: Cryptocurrency crime losses more than double to $4.5 billion in 2019

Losses from cryptocurrency crime surged to 4.52 billion dollars in 2019, as insider theft soared even as hacking losses declined, according to a report from blockchain forensics company CipherTrace.
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Google admits sending private videos in Google Photos to strangers

Google is alerting some users of its Google Photos service that they’ve had their private videos sent to strangers by the search giant.
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UN hacked in apparent espionage operation – report

Sophisticated hackers infiltrated UN offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation and their identity and the extent of the data they obtained is not clear.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF recovers Super Eagles Instagram account from hacker

Nigerian football Federation has recovered the stolen Super Eagles Instagram account from a Turkish hacker.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has now sent a letter to Bezos asking for details on the hack.

US Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack

One day after news broke that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia may have been personally involved in the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone, a United States senator is asking for more information.
Saudi Arabia hacked the phone of Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, to gain access to his personal data, said an investigator.

Saudi dismisses link to hack of Jeff Bezos’ phone

The Saudi embassy in Washington on Tuesday dismissed suggestions the kingdom hacked the phone of Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos, as media reports linked the security breach to a WhatsApp message from an account of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Super Eagles’ Instagram hacked ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup draw

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have suffered a setback after the three-time AFCON champions’ official Instagram account was hacked ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw.
The National Security Agency alerted Microsoft that it had found a vulnerability in Windows operating systems that could enable cyber intrusions, according to two people familiar with the matter.

NSA uncovers major security flaw in Windows

The National Security Agency alerted Microsoft that it had found a vulnerability in Windows operating systems that could enable cyber intrusions, according to two people familiar with the matter.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump lambasts Apple’s encryption stance on Pensacola iPhones

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.

Federal government harp on importance of databank

Minister for Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Musa Istifanus, disclosed this yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital while declaring a two days workshop for stakeholders with the theme “Building the Digital Economy, through ICT resources”.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple has ‘deep concerns’ that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has “deep concerns” that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.

How to boost cyber security – experts

Stakeholders the Nigerian cyber security space under the aegis of the Information Security Society of Africa-Nigeria (ISSAN) have called for collaborations in boosting cyber security in the country.
Dawson Bakies, 21, managed to avoid the other 50 counts of identity theft and scheme to defraud he was facing — but he’ll have to fork over most of his electronics, according to the deal cut in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday.

Hacker who stole $500,000 by ‘SIM-swapping’ cuts plea deal

An Ohio hacker charged with stealing $500,000 from the comfort of his mother’s home amid a 10-day hacking spree copped to just two felony charges in a plea deal Monday.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NCC: 150 million Nigerians risk financial fraud

The Nigerian Communications Commission on Wednesday warned that over 150 million Nigerians in the financial system risk being defrauded through telecommunications platforms.
A court in Nicosia, Cyprus has approved the extradition of its national, Joshua Epiphaniou, to the United States for trial over hacking offences, his lawyer Michael Chambers said.

Young hacker faces extradition to US

A court in Nicosia, Cyprus has approved the extradition of its national, Joshua Epiphaniou, to the United States for trial over hacking offences, his lawyer Michael Chambers said.

Microsoft wins $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Microsoft has won the sought-after JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon valued at as much as $10 billion (€9 billion) over a decade, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon, which had been the front-runner.
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Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation

Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organizations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Juventus vs Inter could be played behind closed doors this weekend

A government decree could see sport in the regions of Italy affected by Coronavirus played behind closed doors for as much as a week according to a report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gary Lineker has praised Bukayo Saka after making a fine impact against Everton in the Premier League.

Bukayo Saka excited with 10th Arsenal assist in Everton win

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has expressed his excitement after providing his 10th Assist of the season in Sunday’s Premier League win against Everton.
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Coronavirus: China vows to bring trade firms back on track amid epidemic

A circular released by the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said the local commerce departments should tap into the efficient supply network of daily necessities across nine provinces to secure the supply in Hubei Province and its capital city, Wuhan.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno residents offer special prayers, fast to end insurgency

Some residents of Maiduguri are observing the special prayer sessions and fast to end insurgency and restore peace to the war-tone Borno.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Rice production hits all time high in Kano

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration boosts local rice production to 3 million tonnes a year to meet the people’s demands on rice consumption.