Cyber threats to mobile devices in Nigeria rise, hit 35%

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Threats, especially through cyber vulnerabilities to mobile devices are on the rise in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries.

This is because the region is increasingly becoming a choice target for cybercriminals, owing to improved regional growth and major investments.
CheckPoint Software Technologies, a cyber-security firm, which disclosed this, noted that though the continent’s Internet penetration was only 35.2 per cent in December 2017, 19.2 per cent behind the world average, cybercrime is a serious threat to countries in Africa.

It informed that between January and August, threat to mobile devices in Nigeria averaged 20 per cent to 35 per cent higher, with users becoming highly vulnerable. CheckPoint said this should not to be taken lightly.
The firm observed that one of the main challenges that the security industry

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