NINA INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HACKED: HACKER DEMANDS 800k

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BBNaija housemate, Nina’s Instagram account has been hacked and the guy behind the hack who call himself Yusuf is also demanding 800k.

The hacker said, ‘ordinarily 800tousand una no delivery I am crying hihihihihi. OK for una information even instagram no fit hack tis account I am Yusuf a certified system hacker! I study am for school 5years come out with certificate na wetin put food for my table’.

He also shared screenshots of chats allegedly between Nina and Bobrisky as well as Nina and Alex.

See all the screenshots below….

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Nigerian consumers should ensure their social media and bank account passwords are properly protected to avoid unnecessary embarrassments.

HOW TO PREVENT HACKING

Change default passwords immediately. Some software have built-in passwords to allow the first login after installation; it is extremely unwise to leave it unchanged.

3.  Identify entry points. Install proper scanning software programs to identify all entry points from the internet into the internal network of the company. Any attack to the network needs to start from these points. Identifying these entry points, however, is not at all an easy task. It is better to take the help of skilled ethical hackers who have taken special network security training to perform this task successfully.
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4.  Perform attack and penetration tests. By running the attack and penetration tests, you can identify those vulnerable points in the network that can be easily accessed from both external and internal users. After identifying these points, you would be able to thwart attacks from external sources and correct the pitfalls that could become the entry points for intruders to hack into your network. The test must be done from both the internal as well as external perspectives to detect all the vulnerable points.

5.  Make user-awareness campaigns. All possible steps must be taken to make all the users of the network aware of the pitfalls of security and the necessary security practices to minimize these risks. You can conduct social-engineering tests to determine the user awareness. Until all the users are aware of certain factors related to the network, protection cannot be carried out in the true sense of the term.

6. Configure firewalls. A firewall, if not configured properly, can act like an open door for any intruder. Hence, it is vitally important to set the rules to allow traffic through the firewall that is important to the business. A firewall must have its own configurations depending upon the security aspect of your organization. From time to time, proper analysis of the composition and nature of the traffic itself is also necessary to maintain security.

7.  Implement and use password policies. Use strong password policies by having passwords of seven characters which are of secure length and relatively easy to remember. Passwords must be changed every 60 days. The password should also be made up of both alpha and numeric characters to make it more unique.
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8.  Use password-less authentication. Regardless of the policies above, passwords are less secure than SSH or VPN keys, so think about using these or similar technologies instead. Where possible, use smart cards and other advanced methods.

9?  Delete comments in website source code. Comments used in source code may contain indirect information that can help crack the site and sometimes even usernames and passwords. All the comments in source code that look inaccessible to external users should also be removed as there are some techniques to view the source code of nearly all web applications.

10.  Remove unnecessary services from devices. You will not be dependent on reliability of the modules you actually do not use.

11.  Remove default, test and example pages and applications that usually come with web server software. They may be a weak point to attack; as they are the same in many systems, the cracking experience can be easily reused.

12. Install anti-virus software. Both intrusion detection systems and anti-virus software must be updated regularly and, if possible, on a daily basis. The updated version of anti-virus software is necessary as it helps in detecting even the latest virus.

13.  Ensure physical security. Apart from ensuring the internal security of the network, you need to think about the physical security of your organization. Until and unless your organization has full security, any intruder can simply walk into the premises of your office to gain whatever information s/he wants. Hence with technical security, you must also ensure that the physical security mechanisms of your organization are fully functional and effective.

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