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Six Nigerians jailed over Cyber Crime in UK

Six Nigerians resident in London have been reportedly jailed for 43 years, for their roles in cyber theft worth millions of pounds in the United Kingdom (UK). The gang, who are blood-related were among ten persons convicted between March 26 and 28, for their roles in a large-scale “diversion fraud” scam

EFCC arrests 24 undergraduates, 12 others over cyber crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ibadan has arrested 36 suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road, Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State. The commission’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Orilade stated that the suspects, who were between 19 and

Africa needs to beef up cyber security urgently – experts

Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing Friday in Ivory Coast. Although Africa is not a prime target, "cyber threats have no more borders" and data pirates "attack anything that moves", said Michel Bobillier,

Cyber attacks: Uganda ranked most secure country in Africa

Uganda has been ranked the most secure cyberspace Country in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. The National Cyber Index is a global organization which measures preparedness of countries to prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents. ”Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1

World’s largest cyber defence exercise takes place in Estonia

Locked Shields 2017, the largest and most advanced cyber defence exercise in the world, is taking place this week. It is organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. The exercise involves around 800 participants from 25 nations. Participants include security experts who protect national IT systems,