Cybersecurity

Cyber-attacks: NITDA urges MDAs, private sector to be vigilant, proactive

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), private sector and the public to be vigilant and proactive ahead of possible cyber-attacks in 2018.

Japan orders Coincheck to improve operations after cryptocurrency theft

Japan’s financial regulator on Monday ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole 530 million dollars worth of digital money from its exchange, jolting the nation’s cryptocurrency market in one of the biggest cyber heists.

Hackers steal $400 million from cryptocurrency exchange

One of Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has revealed that it’s lost nearly $400 million in a security breach.

iPhone ‘text bomb’ can crash your phone by text

A "text bomb" has been discovered which can crash iPhones just by being sent to a victim's device.

New security flaw could affect millions of laptops – experts

The recent discovery of the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, have sent big names in the sector — including Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla — rushing out updates and patches to eliminate the flaw.

Apple warns iPhones, iPads and Mac computers hit by Intel flaw

Apple has confirmed an Intel glitch has affected all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.

India’s national ID database breached after access was sold for $8

India on Thursday began investigating a report that access to its database of the identity details of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold for just $8 on social media, in what could be one of the giant program’s biggest security breaches.

Security flaws put phones, computers at risk

Security researchers have disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.

Hackers compromise tech expert John McAfee’s Twitter account

Cyber security expert John McAfee has revealed his Twitter account has been hacked.

Hackers gather in Leipzig for annual convention

Thousands of hackers are gathering in the east German city of Leipzig on Wednesday for their annual convention.

China closes more than 13,000 websites in 3 years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

Customer in court for allegedly hacking bank system to steal N23m

A customer, who allegedly hacked several Unity Bank accounts and stole $64,822.97 (about N23.3million) with an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card, has been brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Russia trying to “weaponise information’’ – Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said Britain and Poland were concerned about Russian attempts to weaponise information.

US lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying program

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are working to build support to temporarily extend the National Security Agency’s expiring internet surveillance program by tucking it into a stop-gap funding measure, lawmakers said.

British security agency finds flaw in Microsoft Windows system

The British National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has discovered a severe flaw that would affect Microsoft’s Windows system, including the latest Windows 10, an online report said.

Hackers hit US, Russian banks in ATM robbery scam

Previously undetected group of Russian-language hackers silently stole nearly 10 million dollars from at least 18 mostly United States and Russian banks in recent years by targeting interbank transfer systems, a Moscow-based security firm said.

Bitcoin surges closer to $12,000 mark

The price of cryptocurrency bitcoin surged to 11,800 dollars on Sunday afternoon – its highest level yet.

Lawsuit accuses Google of stealing data of five million users

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions.

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Iran protest ban on hosting football games, says country is safe

Iran on Sunday accused Asian Football Confederation’s governing body of bias for a mooted ban on it hosting club matches, after a spate of security incidents including the downing of an airliner.
The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has sacked all chairmen of boards and parastatals in the state, including their members.

Governor Uzodinma speaks on ‘plan to probe’ Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has clarified statements alluding to his alleged plan to probe the administration of his predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Kamaru Usman celebrates after beating Colby Covington. USA TODAY Sports

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account hacked

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s Twitter account has been hacked, with a series of expletive-laden and racist tweets being published.
Sadio Mane is happy to stay at Liverpool for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.

Jason McAteer: Mo Salah more likely to leave Liverpool this summer than Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane is "happy to stay at Liverpool" for the foreseeable future, according to Jason McAteer, who feels Mohamed Salah is more likely to seek a move away from the club than the Senegal international.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari sends message to Emir of Potiskum after bandits attack

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would spare no efforts in tracking down criminals who have become a nightmare in the lives of Nigeria, high or low.