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Facebook Data of 533 Million Users Leaked Online for Free

Sensitive personal information of over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a hacking forum earlier on Saturday. This information was first discovered by chief technology officer of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, Alon Gal who posted on Twitter about the leak. According to Gal, the leak is related to a security breach first …

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MTN users lament as mobile App and USSD channel becomes unavailable

MTN Nigeria subscribers are having difficulty recharging their lines through the unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) channel and mobile banking applications. The telecommunications operator has blocked its subscribers from recharging their mobile phones or buying data using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. This means that subscribers cannot recharge their lines or buy data …

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Harris Federation suffers a ransomware attack, affects 40,000 students’ email

Harris Federation an educational charity has become the fourth multi-academy trust to have suffered a ransomware attack since February this year. The ransomware attack has forced the educational charity to shut down its IT systems, and temporarily disable its email system and switchboard services. The temporary move has left students unable to access their email …

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Microsoft Finally Shutdown Cortana App for Android and iOS

Microsoft has dropped its support for Cortana apps on Android and iOS platforms on March 31, 2021. Microsoft’s voice assistant alternative to Google Assistant and Siri will continue to function on Windows 10. Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Siri or Alexa, an AI-based personal assistant that can answer questions and complete small tasks. The eponymous mobile app was originally launched in November 2018, but …

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CBN agrees on new charges for USSD services

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have announced the introduction of new charges of N6.98 per transaction every time you use the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) services. The new charges will take effect immediately was part of the agreement reached when banks and telecommunication operators met on Monday …

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JUST IN: You will No Longer be Able to Use USSD Bank Transaction From Mobile

Telecommunications operators have withdrawn the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) shortcode service banks and other financial service operators leverage on their platforms to service the banking community. The operators under the aegis of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) claimed that the banks owed them over N42 billion in debts for the …

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Cyber Attacks Types: A Closer Look at Common Threats

What Is a Cyber Attack? A cyber attack is any type of offensive action that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks, or personal computer devices, using various methods to steal, alter or destroy data, or information systems. A cyber-attack is a deliberate attempt to exploit vulnerable systems, devices or networks to manipulate, steal or gain unauthorized …

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Cisco closes deal worth $4.5B on optical powerhouse Acacia

Cisco has closed a deal worth $4.5 billion on optical maker Acacia Communications, after some legal wrangling earlier this year. The technology giant Cisco, coveted Acacia for its high-speed, optical interconnect technologies that let data center operators, web-scale companies, and service providers offer ever-faster service access to distributed resources. It also reinforces Cisco’s commitment to …

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Spyware

Spyware is a type of malware or malicious software that is installed on a computing device without the end user’s knowledge. It can also be classified as any program that gathers your personal information and sends it to a third party. Spyware is controversial because, even when it is installed for safety reasons, it can …

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