Tag Archives: Nigeria

KBR to Support Indorama and Toyo Engineering Ammonia Plant Effort

KBR has received a commercial contract to provide licensing, engineering design, supplementary equipment and catalyst for Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals and Toyo Engineering in support of an ammonia plant planned for Port Harcourt, Nigeria. KBR said Wednesday it has previously contributed the same services to over 230 freshly constructed ammonia plants …

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Fortinet Supports Interpol Operation to Expose Global Online Fraud Ring

Fortinet‘s threat intelligence reports have helped Interpol to uncover a group of fraudsters that stole more than $60 million from businesses worldwide through online scams. Fortinet said Monday threat information cooperation between its security research unit FortiGuard Labs and Interpol led to the exposure of the cyber fraud ring behind thousands of 419, dating and Alibaba scams as well as financial …

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Nigerian Hacktivists Rage against Costly Presidential Inauguration

Nigerian hacktivists yesterday attacked the Niger Delta Development Commission’s website, reportedly reacting to the government’s plan to spend about $6.5 million on President Goodluck Jonathan‘s May 29 inauguration, NEXT reports. Known as NaijaCyberHactivists, the Nigerian hacker group warned of more attacks this weekend should the president decide to maintain his …

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Top 7 Most Common Online Scams of the Decade

With 2010 drawing to a close, PandaLabs has released a ranking of the decade’s most widespread scams on the Internet, including 419 scam, ploys involving beautiful foreign women, and money-mule schemes based on too-good-to-be-true job offers. “As with all the classic scams that predate the Internet, many of the numerous …

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Cyber Crime in North Africa a 'New and Very Recent Trend'

Cyber experts with United Nations have cautioned about a recent trend in online attacks originating from  African countries. “It is important to note that the  ‘minds’ behind the crime organisations have recently moved to North Africa, which is a totally new and very recent trend,” Francesca Bosco, of the United …

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Nigeria Forms Cyber Prosecution Team

The Nigerian government has approved the formation of a cyber prosecution team to spearhead the country’s battle against cyber crime. The Computer Crime Prosecution Unit (CCPU) will operate under the supervision of the Public Prosecution Department of the Federal Ministry of Justice. The new unit will be in charge of …

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Indian Cops Nab 'Notorious' Cyber Criminal

Police in India have arrested a “notorious inter-state cyber criminal” who is accused of hacking into the bank account of a Dehli resident. Ganesh Kumar Agarwal, aka Prince, was grabbed after allegedly using the hacked bank account to make online purchases. Members of the Cyber Crime Cell of Central Crime …

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US to Help Nigeria Battle Cyber Crime

Nigeria is trying to salvage its reputation of being an axis for cyber crime and infamous scams by partnering with the U.S. government to take strides toward improving its image and bolstering monitoring and investigations skills. Bashir Gwandu, the acting executive vice chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission, told NEXT …

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Cyber Crime Hinders Growth of Internet Use in Nigeria

The Internet has failed to grow in use throughout Nigeria largely because many Nigerians view it as a tool for cyber crime, according to an article on Next. During a talk in Lagos last week, Samuel Adeleke, the president of the Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN), said that …

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Nigeria Looks to Dissuade Cyber Crime through Song

Nigeria is home to some of the most prolific levels of cyber crime. In an effort to dissuade Nigerians from engaging in cyber crime, the Nigerian government, in partnership with Microsoft, has released a song and video titled “Maga Need No Pay.” The video references a number of slang terms …

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