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NCC-CSIRT Advises Users On Steps To Avert Somnia Ransomware Risks

In response to the discovery of a new attack that compromises victims’ VPN (Virtual Private Network) accounts to compromise messaging app, Telegram, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users to adopt two-factor authentication to protect their Telegram accounts and to not download unknown Advanced IP Scanner Software. Ukrainian cyber experts discovered the […]

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NCC Alerts Users On ‘Mobile Apps Group’s Apps Installation Risks

Following the constant introduction of malicious apps into Google Play Store, the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users against the installation of apps from the offending publisher, ‘Mobile Apps Group’, whose products were discovered to contain Trojans and malware that are harmful to users and their privacy. NCC-CSIRT’s advisory […]

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NCC-CSIRT Urges Users On Security Risks Monitoring In CISCO Products

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued an advisory to technology users to frequently review alerts for Cisco products to assess their exposure and find a comprehensive update solution. The advisory rated the vulnerability as very high in impact and probability. The advisory, which also recommended using the appropriate software […]

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NCC-CSIRT Alerts Windows’ Users On Threats Of Blackbyte Ransomware

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has raised concern about a high-impact threat to Windows operating system, the Blackbyte Ransomware, which has the capacity to bypass protections by disabling more than 1,000 drivers used by various security solutions. The NCC-CSIRT stated the BlackByte ransomware gang, which is using a new technique […]

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NCC-CSIRT Advises Zoom Users To Update Software For Protection

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has advised users of video-telephony platform, Zoom, to install the latest update of the software from its publisher’s official website following the discovery of vulnerabilities that allow a remote attacker to exploit the app. The advisory issued by the NCC-CSIRT indicated that the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team […]

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NCC-CSIRT Alerts Public On Google Chrome Extensions Malware

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) on Friday stated that it had identified five malicious Google Chrome Extensions that surreptitiously track online browser’s activities and steal their data. According to NCC-CSIRT, the five malicious extensions which the McAfee Mobile Research Team earlier discovered are Netflix Party with 800,000 downloads, Netflix Party 2 with […]

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Yanluowang Ransomware: NCC-CSIRT Urges Firms On Stronger Security Measures

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has urged organisations to adopt stronger cybersecurity measures. The 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. […]

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NCC-CSIRT Alerts Internet Users On ‘HiddenAds’ Malware Threat

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has identified a new malware, HiddenAds, which has infiltrated Google Play Store that can impact device performance and jeopardize users’ privacy. In its advisory of August 8, 2022, NCC-CSIRT classified the virus, first identified by the McAfee Mobile Research Team, as high in probability and […]