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Twitter disables tweeting via SMS after CEO gets hacked

Twitter has “temporarily” turned off the ability to tweet via text message just days after the feature was misused by hackers to tweet a racial slur, bomb threat, and other crude messages from the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The Code-4-Africa (CfA) says it will continue to drive innovative journalism that entails using credible data sources to tell exciting investigative stories that will bring positive social change to the society.

Code-4-Africa deepens data knowledge of journalists

The Code-4-Africa (CfA) says it will continue to drive innovative journalism that entails using credible data sources to tell exciting investigative stories that will bring positive social change to the society.
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Russia’s secret intelligence agency hacks in ‘largest data breach in its history’

Hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia’s Federal Security Service and managed to steal 7.5 terabytes of data from a major contractor, exposing secret FSB projects.
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Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by Cybereason, the security research firm that discovered it. It’s sophisticated enough that the firm believes there’s a “very high probability” it’s state-backed
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Hackers hit global telecoms companies in espionage campaign

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.
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PDP: Facebook leak indicts President Buhari, exposes APC as Nigeria’s enemy

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says the Facebook revelation, detailing the devious manipulations and engineering of disinformation in the 2019 general election by President Mohammadu Buhari’s handlers and the All Progressives Congress, APC, had exposed them as schemers and real enemies of the nation’s democracy and national cohesion.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

WhatsApp asks 1.5 billion users update apps, after cyber attacks

WhatsApp on Monday urged all of its 1.5 billion users to update their apps as an added precaution against hackers who remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices.

Digital security experts task microfinance banks on web security

Chert Systems Solutions, a provider of digital security technologies, on Tuesday urged major microfinance banks in the country to understand the basics of web security and the ethical ways of hacking.
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.

Facebook hit by outage in Europe, the Americas, Asia

Facebook on Wednesday grappled with what was described as its biggest outage in history as users in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America faced service troubles.
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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.

PDP: Presidency, APC sabotaging INEC

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency of sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in alleged orchestrated plot to engineer a staggered presidential election.
The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.

Swiss e-voting trial offers $150,000 in bug bounties to hackers

The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.
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German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel, others

A student has confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery of who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures, but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber security authorities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Massive data leak targets German officials, including Angela Merkel

Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been released online, the government said Friday.
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Twitter detects ‘unusual activity’ from China and Saudi Arabia

Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that it said might be from state-sponsored hackers.
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Electoral Bill: PDP planning to use Russian agents to hack INEC server – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is desperate about the signing of amended 2018 Electoral Act because it had perfected plans with Russian agents to hack the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Amazon leaks users’ names and emails in ‘technical error’

Amazon declined to comment on how many users have been affected, and the only way to know if your email address has been exposed is by receiving one of the company’s surprisingly brief emails.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.