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U.S. hosts Cybersecurity seminar

The U.S. Consulate says it has hosted seminar for Cybersecurity Professionals in Lagos, Nigeria IT News Nigeria:  On Thursday, the U.S. Commercial Service hosted a seminar attended by Consul General Will Stevens that connected cyber security professionals in the Nigerian banking, telecoms and FinTech sectors to the services and opportunities provided by the American software company SAS.    In his opening remarks, Consul ...

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Retail Industry is the Second Most Targeted Industry by Ransomware in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

*77% of Retail Organizations were Hit with Ransomware, up from 44% in 2020—a 75% Rise IT News Nigeria:  Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today published a new sectoral survey report, The State of Ransomware in Retail 2022, which found that retail had the second highest rate of ransomware attacks last year of all sectors surveyed after the media, leisure, ...

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World Video Game Day: Dangers gamers face and ways to ensure protection

As the World marks Video Game Day, cybersecurity experts remind gamers of the dangers they face and explain how to stay protected IT News Nigeria: Why cybercriminal targets gamers To sell your virtual assets for real-world money – Cybercriminals will often breach gamers’ accounts and steal their virtual goods in order to then sell them to other users for real-world money. ...

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Active Adversaries Increasingly Exploit Stolen Session Cookies to Bypass Multi Factor Authentication and Gain Access to Corporate Resources – Sophos

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With Stolen Session Cookies, Attackers can Impersonate Legitimate Users and Move Freely Around the Network  *Highlights: Sophos is seeing a growing number of attackers—including active adversaries—using stolen session, or authentication, cookies to bypass MFA and access corporate resources These stolen cookies allow attackers to impersonate legitimate users and move freely around a network. Once inside, there is really no limit to ...

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Who should be concerned about the ravaging Yanluowang Ransomware?

Nigeria apex industry regulator recently urged  over 100 million internet users in Nigeria to take stronger security measures against Yanluowang Ransomware IT News Nigeria:  What is Yanluowang Ransomware Yanluowang Ransomware, like any other Ransomware, is a malware designed to deny a user or organization access to files on their computer until they pay the attackers. Yanluowang threat actors gained access ...

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UBA, Phillips Consulting under investigation – Agency

NDPB says it is investigating Philips Consulting and UBA PLC for alleged violation of NDPR IT News Nigeria: A statement today said following complaints of violation of the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) against Philips Consulting and United Bank for Africa PLC, the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau National Commissioner, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, has ordered a forensic investigation in line with ...

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Call for Applications: NITDA/ICPC Illegal Financial Flows HACKATHON

Apply Here for the 2022 Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) Hackathon IT News Nigeria: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through its subsidiary, the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), in partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), is opening applications for the 2022 Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) Hackathon. The IFF Project is supported by ...

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CyberSafe Foundation’s NoGoFallMaga Community Releases Investment Scam Handbook

A group of online security experts who are set to help people protect their money, assets, and identities online IT News Nigeria: NoGoFallMaga (NGFM), a campaign instituted by the CyberSafe Foundation has released its first Investment Scam handbook through its Community platform. Released on August 12 to align with this year’s World Youth Day, the Investment scam Handbook is an ...

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Instagram in racial profiling? Know why Meta wants to know your race

Meta has been accused of market exploitation in profiling Instagram users based on race IT News Nigeria: Meta has said bolstering racial equity online might be as simple as taking an optional survey, survey that implies identifying people based on colour. Latest report has it the tech giant is surveying some Instagram users in the on race and ethnicity, and ...

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