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Clearing houses battle NCC over call Masking Allegations

A potential battle is currently looming between the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Interconnect Exchange Operators over some alleged sharp practices going on in the telecommunications sector.

The NCC yesterday, in a letter sighted by The Guardian had accused about six operators including Interconnect Clearing House Nigeria Limited; Medallion Communications Limited; Nicconx Communications Limited; Breeze Micro Limited; Solid Interconnectivity and Exchange Telecommunications limited, of fuelling call masking and refilling in the industry.

ATCON’s ICT/telecoms Publication Targets 100 leading Tech Personalities

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is planning a publication of 100 highly respectable personalities in the telecom and ICT sector in Nigeria.

ATCON said the idea was solely conceived to celebrate individuals, and corporate organizations that have contributed and still leading innovation and creativity in the industry through their personal and corporate efforts.

According to the President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola, it is believed that the publication would further encourage and inspire “us as an institution to continue to intensify our advocacy drive in the Nigerian telecom and ICT ecosystem.

Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed

Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway’s healthcare data in a recent data breach, which likely impacts more than half of the nation’s population.

An unknown hacker or group of hackers managed to breach the systems of Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) and reportedly stolen personal info and health records of some 2.9 million Norwegians out of the country’s total 5.2 million inhabitants.

Michaels Talks Cyberattack, Possibly 3 Million Cards Affected a day

Back in January, Michaels Stores Inc. confirmed that it was working with federal law enforcement and conducting an investigation with the help of two independent, expert security firms into the possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards.

The U.S. Secret Service also confirmed that it was investigating a potential data breach at the Irving, Texas-based art-and-crafts chain store. Read: Michaels May Be the Latest to Be Hit in Retail Hack,

OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers affected by Credit Card Breach

OnePlus has finally confirmed that its online payment system was breached, following several complaints of fraudulent credit card transactions from its customers who made purchases on the company’s official website.

In a statement released today, Chinese smartphone manufacturer admitted that credit card information belonging to up to 40,000 customers was stolen by an unknown hacker between mid-November 2017 and January 11, 2018.

Beware Of Facebook Password Stealing Mobile App On Android

Even after many efforts made by Google last year, malicious apps always somehow manage to make their ways into Google app store.

Security researchers have now discovered a new piece of malware, dubbed GhostTeam, in at least 56 applications on Google Play Store that is designed to steal Facebook login credentials and aggressively display pop-up advertisements to users.

Powerful Android Spyware Discovered

Security researchers have unveiled one of the most powerful and highly advanced Android spyware tools that give hackers full control of infected devices remotely.

Dubbed Skygofree, the Android spyware has been designed for targeted surveillance, and it is believed to have been targeting a large number of users for the past four years.

Canadian Police Arrest Source Founder for Selling a Billion dollars Stolen Credential

Canadian authorities have arrested and charged an Ontario man for operating a website that collected ‘stolen’ personal identity records and credentials from some three billion online accounts and sold them for profit.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the 27-year-old Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill is the person behind the notorious LeakedSource.com—a major repository that compiled public data breaches and sold access to the data, including plaintext passwords.

The Excellent Ways To Protect Your Gmail Account From Hackers

Today we are going to share the genuine ways to secure Gmail account. In this article, we have compiled fifteen best tips that will surely help you secure and protect your Gmail Account.

Gmail is very successful mailing network. Now most of the people are are adopting Gmail account daily to send and receive emails. Many of them apparently believe that what is the benefit of tracking a mail, so why should I care, right? Wrong! because everyone is stealing or trying to steal as many data as possible by them.

NCC To Develop New Pricing Structure For Broadband, Data Services

Ahead of the revolution expected to happen when broadband services become more ubiquitous in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to develop a new and proper pricing structure for high speed Internet services in Nigeria.

The move is in line with the Commission’s mandate of creating an enabling environment and promoting fair competition in the telecoms industry and in line with the strategic objectives of the National Broadband Plan.

The NCC said this will not only ensure the affordability and availability of Broadband but also ensure fair competition by checking price discrimination, excessive pricing, predatory pricing, margin squeeze and price fixing amongst other things.

To bring this to pass, NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, at a ‘Stakeholders Forum on the Cost Based Pricing for Retail Broadband and Data Services’ in Lagos, on Wednesday, disclosed that the commission has appointed Messrs’ KPMG to conduct a study on the above subject matter.