Following the global effect of the Ransomware “Wannacry”, why crippled operations in as many as 22 countries in the world, the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has charged internet stakeholders to put in place measures to tackle cyber attacks in Nigeria.
Citing an example of the JAMB site which was hacked recently, Shittu said “Attacks will come against banks and other financial institutions, airlines, hospitals and what have you.
“It behooves on all agencies, companies, establishments to prepare ahead.
“The banking sector for instance, must also take precautions by employing experts in cyber Defence to protect their data.’’
“Part of the intervention of the Federal Government is the fact that a Cyber Security Act has been passed by the National Assembly and the office of the National Security Adviser is championing the fight against cyber crimes.
“These are initiatives that we have on ground to assure you that the Nigerian government has not been sleeping in regard to possible cyber criminality in Nigeria.’’