Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Cyber threats a major challenge in Nigeria

09 November 2015, 18:56

Lagos - A new report has been published to highlight the extent of cyber threats in Nigeria.

According to Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), in the third quarter of 2015, overall 45.3 percent of KSN participants in Nigeria encountered malware that spread in local networks, via universal serial bus (USBs) and storage disks, while 13.8 percent faced cyber threats emanating from the internet.

The report, titled IT Threat Evolution, puts the country on the 128th place worldwide by the percentage of users who encountered the two types of malware.

Meanwhile, the report sheds light on the increase in mobile threats, the attempted theft of money from online bank accounts and targeted cyber-attacks in the evolving threat landscape.

Also read: ATMs may soon be vulnerable to cyber attacks

Globally according to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled a total of 235.4 million malicious attacks from online resources located all over the world.

Kaspersky Lab’s web antivirus detected 38.2 million unique malicious objects. There were 46.9 percent higher than in Q2.

There were 5.68 million registered notifications about attempted malware infections that aim to steal money via online access to bank accounts.

There were more than 1.5 million malicious packages installed on mobiles during the quarter, 1.5 times more than in the previous quarter.

Cyber threat refers to the possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system.

“The developments in Q3 demonstrate that the global threat landscape is continuing to evolve at a fast pace,” said David Emm, Principal Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis.

- CAJ News

Tags nigeria

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...