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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Nigerian government tackles cyber-attacks through upgraded ICT facility

In its effort to adequately tackle cyber-crime and cyber-attack in Nigeria, the Federal Government has upgraded facilities at the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team Centre under the supervision of the National Information and Technology Development Agency.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.

Gmail blocking 18 million malicious coronavirus emails a day

Google has said that it intercepted 18 million malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 each day in the past week, representing nearly 20% of the total number of phishing Gmail messages blocks daily.
Evidently the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t slowing down cyberthieves. According to a report by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 security team, phishing attacks are thriving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Phishing attacks are thriving during the pandemic

Evidently the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t slowing down cyberthieves. According to a report by Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 security team, phishing attacks are thriving during the coronavirus pandemic.

Remote work model: ISACA warns on cyber attacks

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has warned the public to protect their systems from potential cyber attacks, saying there could be higher chances of threats with the Remote Work Model (RWM).

Nigerian targets US federal employees in ‘$1 million scam’

A Nigerian, Olumide Ogunremi, on Wednesday, appeared in court over his alleged involvement in a scheme that defrauded vendors of office products valued at nearly $1 million by “phishing” e-mail login information from US government employees.
India’s Delhi Police have arrested a Nigerian over serial cases of cheating which involved luring and stinging victims on Facebook.

India’s police arrest three Nigerians for cybercrime

Three Nigerians residing in India have been arrested by the police in India for alleged cybercrime in Mumbai, India’s largest city.

Microsoft takes down six phishing domains linked to Russian election hackers

Microsoft has seized six phishing domains that belong to Russian government hackers, the company announced today. The domains were registered by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency, which is also alleged to have stolen and leaked emails from the Clinton campaign in 2016.

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.

EFCC arrests 13 suspected Internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 13 suspected Internet fraudsters for conspiracy, possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money under false pretence.

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The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.

Lagos assemblyman urges citizens to perform civic duties to government

The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.

Governor Tambuwal: Difficulties, challenges facing Nigeria not insurmountable

Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the difficulties and challenges facing the country are not insurmountable, as they can be addressed within the framework of “One Nigeria”.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I’m in government to serve, not for fame, money

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has stated that he is in government to serve, not for fame or money.
The lawmaker, representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanni Ganiyu, stated these on Thursday during the annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting held at Musaroq Hall, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos.

Lagos Assembly assures residents of more development

Residents in Lagos state have been assured of more developments in all facets of life by the Lagos State Government and advised to continue to embrace peace after the #EndSARS crisis in the state.
The Defense Headquarters(DHQ), said soldiers on internal security operations in the north east have foiled a terrorists attacked on Army Super Camp in Damboa Borno State.

Soldiers foil terrorist attack on Army Super Camp in Borno, kill 22, recover weapons

Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, who made this known, said the soldiers recovered one NSV Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 Rockect Propelled Grenade Tubes, 4 PKT Machine guns, One General Purpose Machine Gun, One Browning Machine Gun, 12Ak 47 Rifles, One AK 74 Rifle were recovered. Other items include: One RPG 7 bomb, 116 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO and 2 Hand grenades from the terrorists.