Hackers target banking, telecoms, public sectors
According to Business Group Director, Security and Modern Workplace for Middle East and Africa Multi-Country Cluster (MEA MCC) covering Africa, Levant and Pakistan at Microsoft, Pratik Roy, there have been lots of cyber activities on the African continent because of low implementation of safety cultures.
NCC moves to strenghten security, protect telecoms consumers against cybercrimes
In a bid to protect telecoms consumers and guard against the activities of hackers, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated actions to strengthen cyberspace across the country with the deployment of sophisticated systems.
NCC harps on multi-stakeholder approach to minimize exposure to cybercrimes
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that multi-stakeholder approach where all necessary stakeholders within the...
NITDA raises alarm over cybercrimes, begins sensitisation workshops
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has decried the riding number of incidences where Nigerians have lost money and data through vulnerabilities arising from lack of knowledge on how to manage their online presence and personal details.
Cyber thieves raid banks, inflict losses
Nigerian financial system has been jolted by a lethal development; and that is the growing activities of cyber criminals who work in and outside the system. Website cloing, Identity fraud and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) scams, are now so rampant that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), banks, switching companies, the police and users are…
Battle over cybercrimes goes to Supreme Court
The legal battle over the constitutionality of sections of the Cybercrimes Act 2015 has now moved to the Supreme Court. Three civil society organisations, namely Media Rights Agenda, Paradigm Initiative and Enough Is Enough Nigeria are pleading with apex court to expunge Sections 24 and 38 of the Cybercrimes Act 2015. The organisations filed a…
‘Why cyber crimes persist in Nigeria’
The challenge posed by cybercrime in Nigeria may persist until there is a framework for digital sovereignty in the country. Besides, lack of data encryption, poor awareness, under reporting of breaches among others, would continue to fuel the menace in the country. Highlighting these challenges, the Chief Executive Officer, FPG Technologies and Solutions Limited, Rex…
Financial losses to cybercrimes on steady rise to N198b
Financial losses to cybercrimes in Nigeria appeared unabated, as the menace increased by 35 per cent between 2016 and 2017, according to the 2017 Nigeria Cyber Security Report. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, had in 2016, revealed based on statistics made available to him that the country was loosing N127 billion yearly to the menace.
Expert flays abuse of cybercrimes law in Nigeria
A digital rights expert, Tope Ogundipe, has flayed the abuse of Nigeria’s Cybercrimes Act, to harass journalists and ordinary citizens. She spoke in Kampala, Uganda, at a workshop on Research Methods for Internet Policy and Advocacy.
ICT expert urges government to collaborate in fight against cybercrimes
Mr Felix Idowu, an ICT expert has urged the government to collaborate more with stakeholders in the private sector to fight cybercrimes and curbed the frequent cases of internet fraud.