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.
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.
The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has drawn the attention of Nigerians after it identified five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browser’s activities and steal their data. This was contained in a statement signed by Reuben Muoka, Director, Public Affairs of the Commission. The statement said the five malicious extensions which the McAfee Mobile Research Team earlier discovered are Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with 300,000 downloads, Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200,000 downloads, FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80,000 downloads, and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20,000 downloads.
Nigerian Government through her Ministery of Information and Culture has tasked tech giant Google to help in her battle against disinformation, the spread of fake news and hate, from users on its platforms. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who made the request when he hosted a team from Google in his office in Abuja on Thursday, stated that the platform is becoming popular among those who are waging information warfare against the country and has implored the tech giant to deny them, especially the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) the use of its platform for its acts of violence and destabilization.
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.
Due to cyber attacks, it has been reported that crypto platforms have lost about $44 billion between June 2021 and June 2022 as confirmed by Acronis Cyber Protection Operation Centers, a global leader in cyber protection. The Acronis further revealed the new cyber threat trend that cybercriminals use focusing more on cryptocurrencies and DeFi platforms.
Microsoft has warned of discovery of a Windows worm on networks of hundreds of organisations in various industries. The malware referred to as “Raspberry Robin” is said to spread through USB devices. The worm was first spotted in September 2021 by intelligence analysts Red Canary, bleeping Computer reported. Now, the worm has been detected on the networks of multiple customer, many of whom are companies from the technology and manufacturing sectors. It requires a user to insert the USB device and click a malicious. LNK file. After that, the worm uses the Windows command prompt to launch an msiexec process and run a malicious file also present on the device. A connection is then established with a command and control server using a short URL, and if successfully, a number of malicious DLLs are downloaded and installed. The legitimare Windows utility odbcconf.exe is then used to execute the DLLs while the worm repeatedly attempts to connect to Tor network nodes. At least some of the command and control servers being used are thought to be infected QNAP NAS devices.