Nigeria Customs Service ASYCUDA Hacked – Investigations Ongoing As Officers Are Suspended

Nigeria Customs Service ASYCUDA Hacked – Investigations Ongoing As Officers Are Suspended

The Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been hacked. And governments lost of billions of Naira.

 

ASYCUDA is the central system through which the Customs controls its cargo clearance process with a view to monitoring revenue generation and volume of import.

 

Government has suspended the responsible officers whose weak passwords were compromised for the nefarious acts. Vanguard reports that this act could jeopardize the ability of this agency to meet their revenue target.

 

We ask our readers to read these guidelines as they develop working strategies to mitigate ICT related security problems.

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