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The Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has said that the nation’s distinct data protection law is long overdue, reports ITRealms.

Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) has urged the National Assembly to enact a law to control government or organisations from arbitrary access to personal information of the people.

Nigeria cybercrime landscape is changing rapidly with threats actors growing in size, scope, complexity and capability over the past few years.

Thursday, 29 December 2016 17:56

Protect Your Frequent-Flier Miles From Theft

You track your bank account regularly and make sure there are no unauthorized charges on your credit cards. But when did you last check your frequent-flier accounts?

Thursday, 29 December 2016 17:36

General Tips & Advice

Keep a Clean Machine

Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.

Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:45

My Yahoo Account Was Hacked! Now What?

Many readers are asking what they should be doing in response to Yahoo‘s disclosure Wednesday that a billion of its user accounts were hacked. Here are a few suggestions and pointers, fashioned into a good old Q&A format.

Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:38

New Critical Fixes for Flash, MS Windows

Both Adobe and Microsoft on Tuesday issued patches to plug critical security holes in their products. Adobe’s Flash Player patch addresses 17 security flaws, including one “zero-day” bug that is already actively being exploited by attackers. Microsoft’s bundle of updates tackles at least 42 security weaknesses in Windows and associated software.

The accused ringleader of a cyber fraud gang that allegedly rented out access to a criminal cloud hosting service known as “Avalanche” is now a fugitive from justice following a bizarre series of events in which he shot at Ukrainian police, was arrested on cybercrime charges and then released from custody.

Federal investigators in the United States and Europe last week arrested nearly three-dozen people suspected of patronizing so-called “booter” services that can be hired to knock targeted Web sites offline. The global crackdown is part of an effort by authorities to weaken demand for these services by impressing upon customers that hiring someone to launch cyberattacks on your behalf can land you in jail.

New research suggests that an elaborate cybercrime ring is responsible for stealing between $3 million and $5 million worth of revenue from online publishers and video advertising networks each day. Experts say the scam relies on a vast network of cloaked Internet addresses, rented data centers, phony Web sites and fake users made to look like real people watching short ad segments online.

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