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Nigerians warned of another cyber-attack, ‘Petya’

The Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Sunday alerted Nigerians to the emergence of another deadly cyber-attack, ‘Petya’ ransomware. The attack, also known as ‘GoldenEye’, which is similar to the recent ‘WannaCry’ attack, not only encrypts files but also encrypts hard drives, rendering entire computer systems inaccessible. A statement by Isa Pantami, Director General

JAMB trails cyber cafe operators, others over fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is on the trail of cyber cafe operators and others who are bent on compromising the integrity of its examination. “We will not stop war against these fraudsters until we achieve victory. We will stop at nothing to ensure this ugly trend is arrested,” the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

US social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after four terror attacks in three months.   Facebook said it would seek to educate charities and other organisations on how to fight hate speech, in the wake of

NCC, CBN wade into Etisalat debt crisis

In Order to find a resolution to the debt crisis troubling Etisalat Nigeria, a meeting between the officials of the company, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a consortium of banks has reportedly been scheduled for today. According to NCC, the consortium of banks seeking to take over Etisalat Nigeria

Media Concepts International Signs Agreement With AMDON, Begins Automated Registration for Members & Vehicles

Media Concepts International Limited has today, (Thursday June 15, 2017) formally signed an agreement with Association Of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) on the creation of authentic data base of both membership and their vehicles under the supervision of Nigeria Police.   While describing the signing as historic, Chairman of Media Concepts International Limited, Dr

FUTA satellite flies into space in US today

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, will today launch a CubeSat, with the code name NigeriaEdusat-1, into space from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, United States. The Nigerian Cubesat, is a component of the Birds 1 satellites, comprising of four other CubeSats belonging to Japan, Ghana, Mongolia and Bangladesh.  They will be launched from