Home » Security

Security

Zoom boosts security with 2FA for all users

Zoom boost end to end security

Zoom: After suddenly hitting the big time during the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing tool found itself the center of attention for both good and bad reasons. While people welcome the app facilitating remote working, Zoom’s security and privacy credentials were called in to questions in a series of incidents The company subsequently promised to take action to improve things in ...

Read More »

Check Point August 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Evolved Qbot Trojan Ranks On Top Malware List For First Time

Check Point researchers find dangerous new Qbot variant is spreading via malspam campaigns to execute credentials theft, ransomware installation and unauthorized banking transactions IT News Nigeria: Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm ofCheck Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for August 2020.  Researchers found that the Qbot ...

Read More »

Scams, phishing and malware : 60% of emails in May and June were fraudulent

scams phishing malware

Scams , phishing, and malware :  The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a spike in scams, phishing and malware across all platforms and attack vectors. IT News Nigeria: The latest mid-year threat landscape report from Bitdefender shows that in May and June, an average of 60 percent of all received emails were fraudulent. In addition there’s been a five-fold increase in the number ...

Read More »

61 percent of companies experience insider attacks

61 percent

A new survey from Bitglass reveals that 61 percent of organizations reported at least one insider attack over the last 12 months, with 22 percent reporting at least six separate attacks IT News Nigeria: With a whole range of changes happening at the moment securing against insider threats has become increasingly challenging. Most organizations say they can’t guarantee that they can detect ...

Read More »

Office 365: New phishing attack tries to steal credentials via Box

office 365 attack

Office 365 new phishing attack: Researchers at cloud security platform Armorblox have uncovered a phishing attack that seeks to steal Office 365 login credentials IT News Nigeria: So far, so predictable. The clever twist here though is that the initial page victims are taken to via the email link is hosted on cloud file sharing service Box, followed by a credential phishing ...

Read More »

UNILAG postgraduate student charged for allegedly defrauding Konga

UNILAG postgraduatestudent, Aniekan Charles Ekong has been charged to court by the Police for defrauding Konga to the tune of over N7.5m The alleged fraudster, a former employee of the foremost e-Commerce giant, was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. According to the charge sheet sighted by our correspondent, Mr. Aniekan Charles Ekong, who hails ...

Read More »

July 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Emotet Strikes Again After Five-Month Absence

Emotet: Check Point Research finds sharp increase in the Emotet botnet spreading spam campaigns after period of inactivity, aiming to steal banking credentials, and spread inside targeted networks Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm ofCheck Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for July 2020.  Researchers found that after ...

Read More »

Email attacks: Criminals bypass multi-factor authentication to hijack email accounts

Email attacks: Researchers at Abnormal Security have detected an increase in business email compromise attacks that successfully compromise email accounts despite the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and Conditional Access IT News Nigeria This is possible because legacy email protocols, including IMAP, SMTP, MAPI and POP, don’t support MFA. In addition many common applications — such as those used by ...

Read More »

‘Argentina Is Doing It’: NITDA Alerts Nigerians on Harmful Fake Messages

IT News Nigeria: The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in line with its efforts at enlightening Nigerians on the nefarious actions of cybercriminals exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic to mislead and defraud unsuspecting victims, would like to bring to the attention of the general public the recent COVID-19-related fake news in circulation. A statement signed by Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, ...

Read More »