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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.
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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.
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)

Germany allows Huawei to supply 5G tower gear, citing costs and timing

Germany has finalized rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies.
Thought DNS hijacking was a thing of the past? The recent happenings from the world of cybersecurity suggest otherwise. The fact of the matter is that your network is not safe by default. So what can you do to protect yourself from this cybersecurity threat and stay safe? As always, the best recipe is to cover the essentials first.

What is DNS hijacking and how you can stop it

Thought DNS hijacking was a thing of the past? The recent happenings from the world of cybersecurity suggest otherwise. The fact of the matter is that your network is not safe by default. So what can you do to protect yourself from this cybersecurity threat and stay safe? As always, the best recipe is to cover the essentials first.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US expands trade blacklist to include China’s top AI startups

The U.S. government expanded its trade blacklist to include some of China’s top artificial intelligence startups, punishing Beijing for its treatment of Muslim minorities and ratcheting up tensions ahead of high-level trade talks in Washington this week.
Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Truecaller harmonises operations to suit Nigeria’s data protection regulation – NITDA boss

Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Truecaller will harmonise its operations to suit the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

Professor charges youths to shun cyber crime, embrace hard work

Prof. Florence Orabueze of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has urged youths in the country to embrace work hard and shun craze for quick acquisition of wealth.
Cloudflare today released the free VPN add-on, called Warp, for its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver mobile app for all users, following the initial announcement back in April.

Cloudflare’s free mobile VPN now available in its 1.1.1.1 app

Cloudflare today released the free VPN add-on, called Warp, for its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver mobile app for all users, following the initial announcement back in April. Cloudflare is also launching a paid version, Warp Plus, that uses Cloudflare’s Argo technology, which promises additional speed and security.
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Reports: Liverpool pay £1 million settlement to Manchester City over scouting hack

Liverpool paid Manchester City a £1 million ($1.25 million) settlement after their Premier League rivals complained their scouting system had been hacked, according to reports on Saturday.

NCC strengthens cyberspace security to protect telecoms consumers

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated actions to strengthen cyberspace towards protecting telecoms consumers across the country against hackers and cyber criminals that have been deploying sophisticated systems to swindle Nigerians.
Copies of the book Permanent Record by Edward Snowden, are seen on the shelf at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cj Gunther-EPA

US government sues Edward Snowden over new book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

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Supreme Court upholds Governors Ortom, Fintiri’s election

The Supreme Court has on Tuesday upheld the election of governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Adamawa State counterpart, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri.
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Imo minority leader resigns, defects from APGA to APC

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The Federal Government has nominated Prof. Adebambo Adewopo, a foremost professor of Intellectual Property to lead the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Federal government nominates Adebambo Adewopo to lead WIPO

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Police recover decomposing body of kidnapped businessman

The decomposing body of a businessman, Chief Ignatius Odunukwe, who was kidnapped two months ago by a robbery gang who posed as estate developers, has been recovered in a bush in an undisclosed area of Lagos, by policemen attached to the Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández will be announced as a member of the Galaxy on Tuesday.(Jon Shard)

Chicarito confirms move to LA Galaxy

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