Cybersecurity

Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

New York Times investigates China’s surveillance-state exports

Ecuador’s intelligence agency has access to a vast Chinese-made surveillance system which could be used to spy on its country’s citizens, a report from The New York Times has discovered.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

Report: Russian hackers targeting US embassies

Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.
British electrical engineering student Lauri Love successfully appeal a decision to extradite him to United States. Love was accused of hacking into US government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA and the US Army [Dan Kitwood-Getty Images]

Lauri Love: Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial alter

A British citizen with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial alter", as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.
Microsoft has started notifying some Outlook.com users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year.

Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

Microsoft says the hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but not the content of emails or attachments.
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.

United States unseals indictment against Wikileaks chief Julian Assange

The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.
Zain Qaiser, a 24-year old student from London, has been jailed for six years and five months for his role in a porn ransomware attack,

Prolific porn ransomware operator jailed for more than six years in UK

Qaiser made at least £700,000 ($914,000) as a result of the scam, although the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) believes his actual earnings may have numbered in the millions.
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has taken the lead with cyber policing in West Africa.

President Buhari: Nigeria leading in cyber policing in West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.

CIFIAN: Nigeria records N25 billion cyber fraud in five years

Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria, CIFIAN, has raised the alert over N25 billion cyber fraud recorded in the nation’s financial institution in the last five years
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)

Donald Trump’s move against Huawei suffers setback

The Donald Trump administration’s had earlier run an aggressive campaign to prevent countries from using Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications equipment in their next-generation wireless networks.
A woman from China has been arrested after attempting to gain access to Mar-a-Lago during one of the president’s weekend visits to his Florida resort.

Chinese woman carrying malware arrested at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

A woman from China has been arrested after attempting to gain access to Mar-a-Lago during one of the president’s weekend visits to his Florida resort.

Hackaholics: Wema Bank earmarks $10,000 prize

Wema Bank Plc says it has earmarked 10,000 dollars for the winning solutions that will boost the use of innovative technologies in the finance and other sectors.

NCC begins campaign against cybercrime in Ekiti

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun a sensitisation programme for telecommunication consumers in Ekiti State on safety measures aginst cyber fraud.
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Nigeria climbs to third position in mobile Malware attacks in 2018

Four African countries made the list in terms of top 10 countries by share of users attacked by mobile malware; Nigeria climbs from fifth place in 2017 to third in 2018.
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Hungarian court agrees extradition of football whistleblower

A court in Budapest on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing football whistleblower to his home country of Portugal, a spokeswoman confirmed.
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North Korea hackers targeting US critical infrastructure – firm

A group of North Korean hackers is believed to be actively targeting US businesses and “critical infrastructure,” a report released this week by cybersecurity firm McAfee said.
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US Cyber Command attacked Russian troll farm on Election Day 2018

The United States Cyber Command launched an offensive campaign to silence one of Russia’s most notorious troll operations on the day of the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new report by The Washington Post. The operation targeted the Internet Research Agency, a private company linked to the Kremlin and often used for disinformation campaigns.

Cardiff University develops tool to detect, stop cyber attacks

Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, has developed a cutting-edge cyber security research, using artificial intelligence to detect and stop cyber-attacks.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia political parties hacked by ‘sophisticated state actor’

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said the country's major political parties were hacked earlier this month alongside the federal parliament by a "sophisticated state actor".

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

US eager to use Saudi Aramco attack for billion-dollar deals – Iranian leader

The U.S. seeks to use the recent drone attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities to its utmost advantage by striking billion-dollar deals and attaining a permanent presence in the Middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
If Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, so desires, he has the ability to seriously damage Trump’s Presidency with a few choice disclosures.Photograph by Alexey Vitvitsky - Sputnik - AP

Ukrainian leader begins US visit amid Donald Trump’s call controversy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on Monday commenced a three-day visit to the U.S. amid a controversy over a recent phone call between the Ukrainian leader and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Xavi Hernandez open to managerial role in England as Barca alternative

Barcelona legend Xavi has revealed that he would welcome the chance to manage in the Premier League, should a return to Camp Nou fail to materialise.
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Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim in spotlight amid awful start to season

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is unfazed by the speculation over his future as the 2017 French champions go into a midweek derby against Patrick Vieira’s Nice still without a win this season.
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir addresses the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Angela Weiss

Saudi Arabia wants ‘good relations’ with Iran

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said yesterday that his country wants “good relations” with Iran, but Tehran meets this with “death and destruction”, the Anadolu Agency reported.