Retire Immediately : Equifax Tells Chief Security Officer And Chief Information Officer

The massive data breach in Equifax that was dicslosed on september 7th has resulted in immediate retirement of the Chief Security Officer  Susan Mauldin and Chief Information Officer David Webb Russ Ayres, who previously served as a Vice President in the Equifax IT department, has been appointed interim Chief Security Officer. Mark Rohrwasser has been appointed interim Chief Information […]

Two Members of Notorious Hacker Group Jailed In Russia

Konstantin Teplyakov and Alexander Filinov who were part of a group called Shaltai-Boltai — Russian for “Humpty Dumpty” and believed to be behind high-profile hacks, including into the Twitter account of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was on wednesday jailed for three years. A Russian court found them guilty of “gaining unlawful access to computer information” […]

China Enforces Real-Name Policy to Regulate Online Comments

China top internet regulator has announced a new set of rules that would force citizens to post comments using their real-world identities on Internet forums and other web platforms. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) will officially start enforcing the new rules starting from October 1, 2017. The new law when effective will be requiring […]

China Opens its First ‘Cyber Court’

China’s first “cyber court” was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. Residents of the eastern city of Hangzhou — home to e-commerce giant Alibaba — can now register their internet-related civil complaints online and wait to log onto […]

HBO Hacked Again

HBO and Games of Thrones have suffered another online attack. Their social media accounts is the target this time. Season seven of the fantasy show is currently being aired on but its storylines have been making headlines, the channel has also been the subject of many news reports about the hack which have seen episodes […]

EFCC arrests 100 undergraduates for internet fraud

A Punch Newspaer report indicates that the Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday said that more than 100 undergraduates of various tertiary institutions were in its custody over financial crimes ranging from online love scam, Automated Teller Machine fraud, and online marketing fraud. The commission’s Deputy Zonal Head, Ibadan, Kazeem […]

HBO Offered $250, 000 To Hackers

HBO offered a reward of $250,000 in response to a data breach at the television group that produces “Game of Thrones,” according to a report from a leaked memo. The report by Variety on Thursday said HBO offered the payment as a “bug bounty,” which is offered by companies to discover vulnerabilities in their computer […]

HBO Hackers Demand Millions in Ransom Note

Hackers claiming to have breached HBO were demanding millions of dollars in ransom payments from the television group, while threatening to release more files from what is claimed to be a massive data breach. A video circulating online directs a message to HBO chief Richard Plepler claiming that the group “obtained valuable information” in an […]

Lagos speaker loses N9.2m to Facebook hackers

The Federal High court in Lagos has sentenced three men accused of cybercrime and theft of N9.2million belonging to the  Lagos State House Speaker to Ikoyi Prison. The men, Frank Nwokobia, 27, Ezeoke Kanayochukwu, 25, and Godwin Essien, 28, were charged by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), of the Lagos State Police Command, […]

Cyberattack Hit Venezuela Leaving Millions Without Mobile Phone Service

Venezuela government on thurday  confirmed a massive cyberattack which brought down governement websites and left about seven millions users without mobile phone service. A hacking group named “The Binary Guardians” has claimed responsibility for attacks that targeted the websites of the government, the supreme court and the National Assembly. “These terrorist actions which affected the Movilnet’s […]

Wannacry Ransomware Hero Marcus Hutchins Set To Get Bail

Marcus Hutchins, the malware analyst who helped stop global Wannacry attack has reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of creating and distributing the infamous Kronos banking malware and is set to release on $30,000 bail on Monday. Hutchins, the 23-year-old who operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, stormed to fame and hailed as a hero […]

FBI Arrest Researcher Who Stopped Wannacry Ramsomware

The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the “kill switch” that stopped the outbreak of the Wannacry ransomware has been reportedly been arrested in the United States after attending the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins became famous over two months ago when the WannaCry ransomware began hitting businesses, […]