NCC to Nigerians: Protect your accounts from phishing, other e-frauds

phishing, e-fraud, cyber attacks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hinted Nigerian telecoms subscribers to wary of falling victims of fictitious phishing scams and other forms of e-fraud that prowl on the internet. The commission, in a statement signed Thursday by Ikechukwu Adinde, its director of public affairs, warned Nigerians to protect their accounts and never let down their guards. Specifically, the commission advised telecom consumers using any social media platform to be alert and wary of the wiles of fraudsters and other unscrupulous persons, in order not to fall victim to their antics.…

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Cyber attacks skyrocket as ICT tools usage improves

Inuwa, Kashifu, NITDA cyber attacks

More cyber attacks are being perpetrated in Nigeria as more people continue to appreciate and adopt ICT tools to go about their businesses after the lockdown and social restriction triggered by Coronavirus pandemic. According to Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director General of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced Nigerians to realize the key values of Information and Communications Technology, especially in closing distances and disseminating information. Abdullahi made this remark at webinar for Nigerian IT & IT Security Community with the theme, “Back To Basics…

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15.56% Nigerians suffered malware attacks in Q1 2020

Special warning for financial institutions amidst waxing malware attacks – Kaspersky

As country ranks fourth highest globally Nigeria ranks fourth highest country attacked by malware globally in the first quarter of the year 2020. In its latest Mobile Malware Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity firm, has disclosed that in Nigeria, 15.56 per cent of users experienced mobile attacks in the first three months of the year. Nigeria, according to Kaspersky, experienced the second highest malware attacks in Africa after Algeria in the first quarter of 2020. Analysis of the report revealed that Nigeria and Algeria are the only African countries which made…

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