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NCC alerts on virus used by cyber criminals





THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted telecoms consumers on a new virus used by cyber criminals to attack and defraud subscribers and other social media users.

The commission in a press statement explained that the virus, flubot malware has high risk and extremely damaging capability to cyber security.

NCC In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Ikechukwu Adinde noted that “a malware is a generic word used to describe a virus or software, designed specially to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system”.

Accordingly, the statement added, “Flubot is circulated through short message service (SMS) and can snoop on incoming notifications initiate calls, read or write SMSES, and transmit the victims contact list to its control centre”.

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