The National Information Technology Development Agency has warned about a new cyber threat that involves email-based attacks by a notorious Russian hacking group called Nobelium.
This warning was contained in a press statement by the agency’s Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar, titled NITDA cautions Nigerians on new email-based attack From Solar wind hackers.
Earlier, Microsoft had warned about the new cyber-attacks, which are said to originate from the state-backed Russian hackers behind the SolarWinds hacking against the United States and foreign government agencies and think tanks.
About 3,000 email accounts at over 150 organisations were targeted, especially organisations involving international development, humanitarian and human rights work.
NITDA further urged Nigerians to be cautious of such cyber criminals, recommending ways to mitigate such email-based attacks.