Cybersecurity

Cloudflare buys Neumob to accelerate mobile network performance

Cloudflare announced today that it has acquired Neumob to help improve the network performance of mobile apps by overhauling the way data is sent on the internet.

Nigerians weep as MMM officially bows out

Popular ponzi scheme MMM has officially announced a “RESTART” of the system, leaving many Nigerian participants wailing with thousands and millions on Naira trapped in the scheme.

Nigeria’s Cybercrime Act needs review – Senate c’ttee

The Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime on Tuesday said that the current law on cybercrime in Nigeria needs to be reviewed to meet the standard in developed countries.

McAfee stops permitting government source code reviews

U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products, halting a practice some security experts have warned could be leveraged by nation-states to carry out cyber attacks.

NCC partners US homeland security on cyber security awareness

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has partnered the US department of homeland security for a cyber security awareness campaign.

Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity.

WhatsApp reportedly refused to build a backdoor for the UK govt

Messaging service WhatsApp rejected a UK Government request to create a way to access encrypted messages earlier this year, reports Sky News, citing an anonymous security source.

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner antivirus software

Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the antivirus app and distribute it to million of users.

Equifax announces CEO, CIO have left

Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company “effective immediately.”

China to create national cybersecurity database

China said on Wednesday it will create a national data repository for information on cyber attacks and require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report threats to it.

Man jailed for teaching Islam online

A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam.

Russian MP’s son pleads guilty to cybercrimes

The son of a Russian MP has pleaded guilty in the US to being part of a $50m cybercrime racket.

Game of Thrones season 7 pirated ‘more than a billion times’

After breaking records for HBO in its season finale, it is claimed that the latest Game of Thrones series has so far been pirated more than one billion times.

Association calls for proper implementation of Cybercrime Act

The Information Technology System and Security Professionals (ITSSP), on Monday, called for proper implementation of the Cybercrime Act 2015.

Scammers dupe Canadian varsity of $9.5m

A Canadian university said Friday it was swindled out of nearly Can$12 million (US$9.5m) in an online phishing scam that fooled staff into transferring funds into the wrong bank accounts.

Uganda to switch off two million unregistered SIM cards

Over 2 million unregistered Sim cards in Uganda will be switched off on August 30, the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, told a press conference. The PM further said that no extension would be granted.

Nigeria ranks 3rd in global cybercrimes after UK, US – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday revealed that Nigeria was currently ranked globally as the third most notorious perpetrators of cyber-crime attacks after the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) which are both on the top list.

IBM blockchain project adds Nestle, Tyson, and other food companies

Nestle, Unilever, Tyson Foods, and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM’s project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement today.

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NMA warns Nigerians on increasing quackery

Against the backdrop of doctor’s role in protecting health, Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State Branch, Dr Akin Sodipo, caution Nigerians on clinics and hospitals they patronise to avoid falling prey to quacks
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Bayelsa guber: Ex-President Jonathan, wife ‘working to make PDP lose’

The Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Support Group has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife Patience of making surreptitious moves to cause confusion in the PDP by falsely encouraging multiple governorship aspirants to enter the race.
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CCB: We’re waiting for directive to verify Governor Makinde’s N48b assets

Director of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Oyo State, Mr. Moses Atolagbe, said on Wednesday he was waiting for directive from the agency’s head office to verify the N48 billion assets declared by Governor Seyi Makinde.
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Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan, Mitsubushi

Carlos Ghosn, former NISSAN chairman, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for “improper termination” of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported.
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Best tennis players will represent Nigeria at Africa Games, says Akinloye

Technical Director of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Coach Rotimi Akinloye, has assured that the best players will be selected to represent the country in the tennis event at the forthcoming Africa Games which will get underway from 19th to 31st August in Rabat, Morocco.