Cybersecurity

Police departments across the country are issuing warnings about scammers trying to trick people into reserving a COVID-19 vaccine over the phone.

Scammers trying to trick people into reserving coronavirus vaccine over the phone

Police departments across the country are issuing warnings about scammers trying to trick people into reserving a COVID-19 vaccine over the phone. The callers claim to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ask for peoples’ credit cards and Social Security numbers in order to complete the transactions.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

US senators urge UK to reconsider using Huawei equipment

Twenty Republican and Democratic U.S. senators came together on Tuesday to urge British lawmakers to reconsider their government’s decision to allow China’s Huawei to be among the suppliers for the country’s 5G mobile telephone network, the latest salvo in U.S. opposition to the plan.
Steven Seagal, best known for fighting off bad guys with roundhouse kicks in movies like Above the Law, has settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission over promoting a cryptocurrency on social media.

Steven Seagal settles with SEC over 2018 cryptocurrency promotion

Steven Seagal, best known for fighting off bad guys with roundhouse kicks in movies like Above the Law, has settled a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission over promoting a cryptocurrency on social media. The action star will pay $314,000, and won’t be allowed to promote any security — digital or otherwise — for three years.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Pep Guardiola’s emails hacked as police launch investigation

A man has been arrested after an investigation was launched into the alleged hacking of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s emails.
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster magistrates court in London after a previous hearing last month. Simon Dawson-Reuters

WikiLeaks founder stripped naked, handcuffed – lawyer tells court

Julian Assange was stripped naked twice and handcuffed 11 times coming and going from the court, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer told his US extradition hearing in London on Tuesday.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria denies attempt to record phone calls, monitoring of social media

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has denied the news going the rounds on the social media, which claimed that the Federal Government would commence the recording of phone calls and the monitoring of all social media platforms and fora of the citizens.
Neymar Jr. is the most-tweeted-about male athlete of 2019 according to Twitter so it’s no surprise that his recent goal celebration has sparked speculation.

Report: Hackers claim Neymar will return to Barcelona

This isn’t the first time Barcelona has had trouble keeping their accounts secure. The same group has targeted the Spanish giants in the past in an effort to show them that their security measures aren’t nearly strong enough to keep determined hackers from tacking over their accounts.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

US defence chief warns of Huawei ‘threat’ to NATO

Top US officials fired a fresh broadside at Huawei on Saturday, warning the Chinese tech giant posed a threat to NATO if allies allowed it to build new 5G communications networks.
Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Mallam Ali Pantami, yesterday, insisted that it is the duty of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to collect Stamp Duty for the Federal government instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), saying it is selfish and an injustice trying to deny NIPOST of collecting the duty

Cybercrime growing at speed of light – minister

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said cybercrime is growing at an alarming rate globally.
China’s Huawei has had to battle suspicions and worries about the security of its networking equipment for many years, which most recently culminated in it being placed on a US blacklist by the Trump administration.

US brings new charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei

The United States Justice Department has added new criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei and several subsidiaries, accusing the company of a brazen scheme to steal trade secrets from competitors in America, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Cryptocurrency

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.
Google

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.

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In view of this, the Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, Imohimi Edgal, wishes to reaffirm to the general public that the State government directives will be vigorously enforced.

Police arrest five for rape in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Fredrick Nnudam, disclosed this in a statement, Thursday in Uyo, the state capital.
Earlier this month, UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and the European Championship playoffs amid the ongoing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champions League and Europa League last-16 venues confirmed by UEFA

UEFA has confirmed that the outstanding Champions League and Europa League last-16 second leg matches will be hosted by the clubs who were scheduled to play at home.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC confirms 17 political parties for Ondo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 17 out of the 18 registered political parties will be contesting the October 10, 2020 Ondo state governorship election.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

FIDA, NCWS, others fault Governor Ayade over Justice Ikpeme

International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria; Women in Politics and National Council for Women Society, Nigeria, among others civil society organisations, have described the refusal of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and members of the state House of Assembly to confer Justice Akon Ikpeme as the Chief Judge of the state, as gross injustice.