After the surprising event that happened this week on Monday 30 October 2017 which is the Nigeria Law school being hacked by the Legion Bomb3r, Nigerians and Nigeria Government have started seeing the war against cybercrime as a more serious activity.
According to Nigeria Communications week Publication, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) declared on Monday 30 October 2017 that the organization has intensified its onslaught against the threat posed by cybercriminals across the Nigeria. This was made during an event looking at the technicality of Mobile banking security, Sim card replacement processes and Sim card Cloning.
Likewise same week more meetings and media broadcast was heard about Cybercrime. Even the Nigeria Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime in Nigeria Chair by Senator Abdulfatai Buhari revealed that they believe that the current law on cybercrime in the country needs to be reviewed to meet the standard of developed countries.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Chairman of the National Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, said that they will be inviting journalists and members of the public to a three-day conference on ICT and cyber-crime, which is set take place between the 6th and 9th of November 2017. This conference is to revisit the bill on Cybercrime and to add to the bill through the involvement of expert.
“Our intention is that if you take the bill for second reading without the input of experts, you are just wasting your time. We need to study how other countries are implementing their cybercrime law. Most people don’t even know that we have a cybercrime law in this country. That’s one of the reasons for this conference. We want to gather every knowledge so as to prepare the bill for the second reading. By the time we are coming for the public hearing, the bill will be so rich and we’ll have something to fall back on.” According to Senator Abdulfatai Buhari
Nigeria Is now getting ready to follow the steps of other developing country on cybersecurity before it is too late. Even the senator made a big revelation that even an attack to one Database in Nigeria can bring the country to doom.