NCC Expresses Commitment To Inform, Educate And Protect Stakeholders In Telecoms Sector

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The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its commitment to continuously keep stakeholders in the country’s telecoms sector informed, educated and protected.

The Agency has once again, notified the public of the existence of another hacking group orchestrating cyber espionage in the African telecoms space.

In a statement by Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde said an Iranian hacking group known as Lyceum (also known as Hexane,
Siamesekitten, or Spirlin) has been reported to be targeting telecoms, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Africa with upgraded malware in a recent politically motivated attacks oriented in cyber-espionage.

According to the advisory, the hacking group is known to be focused on infiltrating the networks of telecoms companies and ISPs.

Between July and October, 2021. Lyceum was implicated in attacks against ISPs and telecoms organizations in Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

In addition, the APT is responsible for a campaign against an unnamed African government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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