Sextortion: A new cybercrime criminalising Nigeria, by Matthew Ma

“In Nigeria, sextortion often goes unreported and unpunished due to the prevalence of stigma, fear, and shame surrounding the issue. Many victims of extortion are reluctant to come forward and report the crime due to the potential backlash or retaliation they may face from the perpetrators or the wider community. Furthermore, the lack of trust in law enforcement agencies and the judicial system also contributes to the underreporting and under prosecution of extortion cases in Nigeria. As a result, sextortion has become a pervasive problem in the country, with many…

Senate begins amendment of Cybercrime Act ,as NUJ,NCC,others make inputs

As the Nigerian Senate commenced the process to amend the Cybercrime Act 2015, Senate President Godswill Akpabio has disclosed how the country suffered financial losses as a result of cybercrime actors activities. Senator Akpabio made the disclosure in his remarks while declaring open a one-day public hearing on the Cybercrime (Prohibition and Prevention) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2023 at the Senate Complex, Abuja, on Wednesday. Akpabio, who was represented by the Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, harped on the need to establish a comprehensive legal framework to deter, investigate,…

Cybercrime: NCC alerts telecom consumers on new Malware AbstractEmu, attacking Android Devices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted telecom consumers and the general public that a new Android malware has been discovered. The malware, named ‘AbstractEmu’, can gain access to smartphones, take complete control of infected smartphones and silently modify device settings while simultaneously taking steps to evade detection. This discovery was announced recently by the Nigerian Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), the national agency established by the Federal Government to manage the risks of cyber threats in the Nigeria, which also coordinates incident response and mitigation strategies to proactively prevent…

JTF arrest Cybercrime syndicate in Kogi

The Joint Task Force operatives in Okehi Local Government on Monday arrested a cybercrime syndicate who lodged at Ihima Guest House along cemetery road in Oboroke-ihima The team which was led by the Chairman Okehi Local Government, Hon. Abdulraheem Ohiare who alongside acted upon an intelligent security report According to reports the tactical operation which lasted for hours secured the arrest of seven Males; Four from Ondo state, Two from Ihima, One from Okene and two females from Adavi Local Government while gadgets including mobile phones and other accessories were…

Interpol Arrest 3 for Cybercrime …….as IRT Operatives Rescue American Lady Confined In Lagos Hotel For 16 Months

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three (3) suspects; Samson Inegbenesun 30years, Blessed Junior 32years and Muhammed Zakari 36years, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany. Investigations revealed that Samson Inegbenosun is an internet fraudster and a member of a Turkey-based online scamming syndicate.…