Nigerian govt recorded over 12m cyber attacks during presidential elections —Pantami


The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that it recorded 12.9 million cyberattacks during the elections, including 6.9 million attacks on election day alone. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, commended the agencies charged with protecting the nation’s cyberspace for their efforts in successfully blocking these attacks. Cyber security attacks pose a significant threat to the integrity of the democratic process, and Fabmimi gathered that threat intelligence revealed a significant increase in cyber threats in the lead-up to the elections. Globally, cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue, with governments and businesses alike facing the threat of cyberattacks.


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