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Russia company tasks Nigeria on Cybercrime

10 December 2015, 20:04

Lagos - Nigeria has been advised to implement measures to curb cybercrime.

Russian-based Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s fastest-growing cyber-security companies, said this had become necessary as 2015 saw near-exponential growth in all areas related to cyber-security.

Dirk Kollberg, Senior Security Researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, said the company  had seen a strong growth in detected threats in African countries, including Nigeria.

“The continued increase in threats and cyber- security matters certainly shows that African countries are a growing target for cybercrime, and as a result, countries like Nigeria need to pay attention to this reality and the future trends and predictions in this space,” said Kollberg.

Last month, Kaspersky Lab released 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.

Also read: Cyber Crime bill becomes law

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

Kaspersky’s recommendations coincide with Nigeria recently enacting the Cybercrime Prohibition and Prevention Act that was signed by former President Goodluck Jonathan before leaving office earlier this year

The new Cybercrime Act stipulates that henceforth, any crime or injury on critical national information infrastructure, sales of pre-registered Sim cards, unlawful access to computer systems, Cyber-Terrorism, among others, would be punishable.

Following incessant vandalism of telecoms masts and arbitrary sales of pre-registered SIM cards, among cybercrime related issues, stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), appealed to government to pass a bill that will protect and declare telecoms infrastructure as critical national infrastructure. 






- CAJ News


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