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West African Cyber Security Summit (WACSS)

Source: National Cyber Security News

General Cybersecurity Conference

 March 20 – 21, 2018 | Lagos, Nigeria

Cybersecurity Conference Description 

The West African Cyber Security Summit is a one-day conference co-located alongside Securex West Africa 2017. See key industry experts take to the stage as they host specialist sessions and panel discussions around the West African cybersecurity industry.

2017’s event brought together over 80 senior members and stakeholders from the private and public sector to learn about important developments, key trends, cutting-edge technology and discuss the latest risks and threats facing the future of the industry.

Speakers included leading experts from prominent cybersecurity firms and government agencies such as KPMG, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ernst & Young, G3, CSEAN, Interpol and more.

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African cyber gang targeting US victims busted in Ajman

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) in co-operation with various police agencies has successfully busted a Nigerian cyber gang. Comprising three members, the gang operated out of an apartment in Ajman. They targeted individuals and institutions in the US by hacking their accounts and emails to steal private documents and information to commit fraud. MoI in cooperation with various police agencies from advanced countries helped nab the suspects. The ministry, in a statement, said that it had received information from security authorities in California with regards to cyber-criminal activity based in the UAE. The information did not include identities of hackers, or their place of residence. Hence a professional team was established in order to follow-up on the cyber data available and to gain access to the gang in order to keep them from escaping. The professional team consisted of members from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Ajman police forces. The raid resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old BA, the mastermind of the gang; 26-year-old GA, a partner in the gang; and 26-year-old AA, who entered the UAE on a tourist visa. Police teams monitored the movements of the suspects until they were all confirmed to be at the same location. Electronic […]

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