Police reject N1.9m bribe from cybercrime, defamation suspects
Investigating Police Officers (IPO) attached to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have allegedly rejected a bribe offer of N1, 995,000 from one Edet Okpo, who is facing a six-count charge of cybercrime and criminal defamation of character.
‘#EndSARS exposed Nigeria’s weakness to cybercrime'
President of Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), Remi Afon, has said that the recent #EndSARS protests exposed the country’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities. In his opening remark during a free cybersecurity seminar organised by the association at the weekend, Afon said a lot of ‘hacktivists’ and other Twitter users exploited the protest that lasted for…
Interpol warns of 'alarming' cybercrime rate during pandemic
Global police body Interpol warned Monday of an "alarming" rate of cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of people working from home to target major institutions.
Group commends ECOWAS court’s ruling on Nigeria’s cybercrimes act
A civil society coalition, yesterday, commended a ruling of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice’s decision on the ‘amendment or repealing’ of Cybercrimes Act in Nigeria.
Fear of data loss, legislation slow organisations cloud tech switch
The fear of data loss, security breaches, legislation, among other factors have been identified as primary concerns by organisations and government institutions on why they are reluctant to move to the Cloud. The queries raised by these organisations and government institutions include: Will Cloud put the data at risk? Isn’t on-premise more secure? How can the…
Cybercrime, e-fraud, major challenges facing telecommunication users, says NCC
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has attributed cybercrime and e-fraud as one of the major challenges facing telecommunications users in the country.
Roles of Emergency Communications Centres in security management
Nigerian security issues are getting more complex despite the government’s efforts to end the various menace confronting the country.
Senate seeks action as Nigeria loses N250 billion to cybercrime
Disturbed by the N250 billion loss to cybercrime in 2017, the Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to improve budgetary provisions for digital technology and cyber-dependence safety.