The United Kingdom government has imposed an immediate security ban on the social media app TikTok over security concerns. The country has now joined the US, Canada, Belgium and the European Commission to ban the Chinese-owned video app, especially on government devices.
About 200 Cyber-Attacks Blocked During Presidential Election- Galaxy Backbone
Galaxy Backbone (GBB) revealed that the Federal Government blocked about 200 cyber-attacks during the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections. This was made known on Tuesday by the GBB, Managing Director, Muhammad Abubakar during the two-day Ministerial training for GBB Board Members and Management Staff titled, “Positioning the GBB Team for Effective Management and Leadership in the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
2023 Elections: UK To Deploy AI-Tool To Combat Fake News
A London-based charity organization Full Fact has disclosed that it's Artificial Intelligence (AI) suite will be deployed during the upcoming general election in Nigeria to combat misinformation and fake news through fact-checking and campaigns.
Microsoft Edge Browser: NCC Recommends Steps Against Website Scams
An advisory has been issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) that users of Microsoft Edge Browser should install trusted, up-to-date anti-virus software with an internet security component as a countermeasure to reduce the chances of falling victim to a recently discovered cyber threat in the browser.
We Were Never Hacked - Flutterwave
One of Africa's and Nigeria's fintech giants Flutterwave has debunked the news of being hacked after reports making waves allegedly stated that the platform was hacked and that about N2.9 billion was moved. However, the fintech giant has debunked such reports.
NCC Warns Telegram Users Of New Cyber Threat
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a security advisory of a new cyber threat where the victims’ Virtual Private Network (VPN) account is compromised, thereby granting unauthorized access to users of the messaging app, Telegram. The advisory was issued by the Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) which stated that malware exploits unauthorized access to Telegram accounts to steal data across operating systems such as iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
NCC Warns Zoom Users Of Hackers
The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued a security advisory to users of the popular videotelephony software, Zoom, of cyber attacks by remote hacking. According to NCC-CSIRT, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had recently discovered several flaws in the Zoom platform.