NCC Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka gave the warning in a press statement signed by him.
An NCC-CSIRT advisory said threat actors have taken advantage of a viral TikTok challenge, known as the Invisible Challenge, to disseminate an information-stealing malware known as the WASP (or W4SP) stealer.
The warning came following the commission’s enforcement activities in Kano where it arrested representatives of three companies responsible for the sale of counterfeit as well as non-type-approved devices and has handed them over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for investigation and further necessary action.
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this in Lagos over the weekend while speaking at the 10th Annual Brands and Marketing Conference of the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) where the NCC was conferred with the “Regulator of the Decade” Award.
Bawa presented the badge to Danbatta on Thursday in Abuja when the latter paid a courtesy visit to his office to deepen the synergy between the two agencies.
The Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, Dr. Reuben Muoka, revealed this in a statement he issued on Wednesday.
The announcement was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the Management of the NCC.
Danbatta told the gathering of the cream of Nigerian editors at the 18th All-Nigeria Editors Conference, organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) at the Concord Hotels in Owerri, Imo State, with the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma in attendance, where he reiterated the importance of the roles of the journalists, before, during and after the 2023 elections.
NCC-CSIRT’s advisory on the incident disclosed that “The Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT) has continued to observe and monitor the constant introduction of malicious mobile applications into Google Play Store.
The Enugu Zonal Controller of the NCC, Ogbonnaya Ugama, made the clarification in Enugu on Saturday.
This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Reuben Muoka.
The programme, which takes place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Hotel in Abuja on October 20, 2022, and themed: “State Broadband Coordinating Councils: Potential and Possibilities”, will appraise the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025, which targets 70 per cent broadband penetration and to cover 90 per cent of the population.
Prof. Umar Danbatta, the NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, said this at an interactive meeting in Abuja on Monday.
The NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, made this known in a statement he issued on Saturday in Abuja.
According to a press statement signed by NCC-CSIRT Director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, the five malicious extensions which the McAfee Mobile Research Team earlier discovered are: Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with 300,000 downloads, Full Page Screenshot Capture Screenshotting with 200,000 downloads, FlipShope Price Tracker Extension with 80,000 downloads, and AutoBuy Flash Sales with 20,000 downloads.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this at the 2022 edition of Youth Civil Society and Stakeholders Summit (YCSSS), which took place midweek at the Army Resource Centre, Abuja, expressed worry over how the incidents have continued to affect the Quality of Experience, (QoE), of consumers, and called for concerted efforts by the members of the public, and security agencies, to stem the tide.
These measures include ensuring that organisations’ employees use strong, unique passwords for every account and enabling multi-factor authentication (2FA) wherever it is supported to prevent ransomware attacks as well as advising organisations to ensure regular systems backup.
It spoke in Abuja on Thursday at the closing ceremony of a three-day public inquiry on draft of Telecom Regulations and Guidelines review.
It made this known at the opening of a three-day public inquiry on draft of Telecom Regulations and Guidelines review.
In its advisory of August 8, 2022, the NCC-CSIRT classified the virus as high in probability and damage potential.