Nigeria: Experts Finger Insiders in Telcos for Rising SIM Swap Fraud

By Ken Nwogbo Cyber security experts have berated telecommunications operators over the prevalence of SIM swap fraud in the country, arguing that such fraud could be possible with an insider in the network operator of the subscriber that is targeted. SIM swapping is a sophisticated form of fraud and falls under social engineering. Fraudsters will… Read more Nigeria: Experts Finger Insiders in Telcos for Rising SIM Swap Fraud

Nigeria: Call Masking – NCC Makes U-Turn, Blames SIM Box Operators

By Ken Nwogbo Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has blamed SIM Box operators for persistent incidence of call masking in telecommunications system. Call masking is a practice in which callers hide their true numbers when making calls, especially international calls, in order to evade the international call rates. Mr. Efose Idehen, head, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement,… Read more Nigeria: Call Masking – NCC Makes U-Turn, Blames SIM Box Operators

National Security Adviser has access to NCC’s SIM registration database

Bashir Idris, the head of Projects Department at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has a direct link to the commission’s SIM registration database claiming it facilitates easy monitoring and apprehension of criminals. Idris said this while hosting a delegation… Read full story here

Nigeria: NCC Sets Up 12-Man Taskforce to Curb Improper SIM Card Registration

By Emma Okonji Disturbed by the imminent dangers of rising incidences of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Cards, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned that the situation, if left uncontrolled, could cause serious security breach in the country. The Commission therefore said it would no longer tolerate any telecoms… Read… Read more Nigeria: NCC Sets Up 12-Man Taskforce to Curb Improper SIM Card Registration

Fraudulent SIM card reg: NCC reads riot act to telcos

Fraudulent SIM card reg: NCC reads riot act to telcos By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria Worried by the hydra-headed dangers of incidences of improperly registered, unregistered and pre-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned telcos to desist or face the music. Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof.… Read more Fraudulent SIM card reg: NCC reads riot act to telcos

There will be consequences for any network that tolerates unregistered SIM Cards” – NCC – The Citizen

The Director Public Affairs (DPA) at the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, yesterday reiterated the long-standing position of the Commission on the tolerance of unregistered SIM Cards by telecom service providers on their networks. Implicitly, Ojobo warns the general public not to buy pre-registered SIM Cards from persons and businesses that had done…… Read more There will be consequences for any network that tolerates unregistered SIM Cards” – NCC – The Citizen