By Emeka Aginam
Asst. Online Editor
24 September 2008
Cyber terrorism and challenges posed by hackers have brought their ugly
faces in the Nigerian economy and a nation with record porosity in cyber
space is reeling in pain as to the devastation that can be caused in
The ugly trend, according to findings, has left majority of corporate
organizations and IT firms across the globe in perpetual fears as a
result of dangers associated with it. Just like the spam mail, how best
to protect IT infrastructures of organizations against cyber attacks has
become a serious challenge to government of the world, internet service
providers, corporate bodies among others.
Hacking, according to findings come in many forms including, hacker
software, website hacking, mobile phone hacking, email hacking, credit
card hacking, password hacking, hacking google,_linux hacking, google
hacking and prevention, game hacking, black hat hackers, online hacking
Happenings in Nigeria last week which communicated in the closure of
Channels Television for a story on the President.s rumored resignation
are horrible examples of cyber terrorism. NAN has denied the story which
purportedly emanated from its news gathering and dissemination platform.
But looking at global cyber terrorism, service providers appear helpless
in arresting the trend said to be increasing in geometric progression by
the day across the globe.
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