Cybersecurity

Emmett Brewer

11-year-old boy hacks into replica US vote website in 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.
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US man arrested in alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring

Florida authorities made an arrest last month in an alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring, the latest in a series of similar incidents.
WhatsApp

WhatsApp messages can be manipulated by hackers – researchers

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.
ZTE

US Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday.

Central bank to introduce new cyber-security framework to tackle internet fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria said it was developing a Risk Based Cyber Security Framework for banks and payment service providers to combat internet fraud in the country.
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Hackers steal details of 120,000 bank customers

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has confirmed that hackers have stolen information of more than 120,000 customers in a massive data breach into two major commercial banks.

Police foil $67.9 million cyber fraud, arrest suspects

The Ghanaian Police have arrested Nigerians and Ghanaians for cyber fraud described as the biggest ever cybercrime in the recent history of Ghana.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin: Russia thwarted 25m cyber attacks during World Cup

Almost 25 million cyber attacks and other crimes on Russian IT infrastructure involved in organising the World Cup have been neutralised, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released on Monday.
Hamas

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with World Cup app

Israeli military intelligence on Tuesday accused Hamas hackers of creating a World Cup app and two online dating sites to tempt soldiers into downloading spyware onto their phones.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari

Cyber crime: Senate wants sensitisation of Nigerians

The Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crime has harped on the need to sensitise Nigerians on the effect of cybercrime and cyber security in the society.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC expects release of new price for data

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) is looking to release a new price for data, Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, has said.

Hackers steal $30m from bitcoin exchange

Hackers stole more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea’s top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit’s price falling around the world on Wednesday.

Software engineer ‘who leaked CIA secrets to WikiLeaks’ in trouble

The United States has filed charges against a software engineer who allegedly leaked a trove of classified documents pertaining to the CIA’s hacking programme to whistleblower outfit WikiLeaks.

Apple steps up encrytion to thwart police cracking of iPhones

Apple said Wednesday it was strengthening encryption on its iPhones to thwart police efforts to unlock handsets without legitimate authorization.

Expert advocates block chain technology to curb tax fraud

The Chief Executive of Kurecion Foundation, Mr Abikure Tega, has called for the use of block chain technology to address fraud in the country´s taxation system.

Reports: Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor

Chinese government hackers breached a US naval contractor and made off with more than 600 gigabytes of data, American officials speaking to two US media outlets said.

Man arraigned for ‘hacking’ into Ecobank’s App

A 28-year-old suspected fraudster, James Nwagalezi, was yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court for allegedly conniving with Okoli Nmesoma, already facing trial, to hack into the mobile app account of Eco Bank Plc and unlawfully withdrawing the sum of N207 million.

Visa outage over after transaction chaos across Europe

Payment systems giant Visa recovered on Saturday from a hardware issue that had left it struggling to process transactions at bars, shops and cash machines across Europe.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Twitter issues fact check of Donald Trump tweets for first time

Twitter issued a fact check of some of Donald Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, marking the first time the U.S. president’s favoured social media platform has pushed back against him spreading falsehoods.

Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo confirms six new coronavirus cases, two deaths

Oyo State has recorded six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have revealed.

Five passengers die in ghastly accident in Kano

An early Wednesday morning ghastly motor accident has claimed lives of not fewer than five passengers in Rimin Gata in Ungoggo Local Government area of Kano State.
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YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube says it’s begun fixing an error in its moderation system that caused comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of China’s Communist Party (CCP) to be automatically deleted.