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Hackers Hacks into NIMC Server, Steal Over 3 Million NIN Numbers of Nigerians

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Over three million National Identity Numbers of Nigerians have been stolen after a hacker known only as Sam broke into the server of the National Identity Management Commission.

Revealing how easy it was for him to breach the NIMC server and access personal information of millions of Nigerians in an article he shared on infosecwriteups.com, the hacker boasted that he got access to “juice” on the Nigerian Government agency’s server and that he could go ahead to do whatever he desired with other sensitive data at his disposal.

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Displaying a defaced National Identity card of a Nigerian alongside the article, the hacker said, “I’ve got one more output for s3 bucket, I casually tried to access it without any hope, and damn! The s3 bucket is full of juice.

“I just simply got access to their (Nigeria) data of internal files, users and everything they have. I can download everything, even the whole bucket. I am sure that the bucket is full of juice.

“I wanted to look at more files but as we have to follow bug bounty rules I stopped doing more. 

“I’ve got one more s3 bucket with nuclei and it also contained about 4–5 gigs of data.

“I’ve rewarded 5250$ for only one report and 0$ for the second one even it contained so much sensitive data,” the hacker wrote in the article that has continued to generate reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter especially tech enthusiasts.

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Reactions on Twitter

A user on the micro-blogging platform with the handle @isidags while reacting to the development said, “I’m shocked Nigerians are shocked.

“Seems you people don’t know the government and country you’re involved with.”

Another user known as @boluxxxx while commenting said, “Jokes aside, this is enough reason for Buhari to sack Pantami.”

Berating Nigeria’s weak cyber security, another Twitter user, @bespokeKENErd, said, “It was only a matter of time before this happened.

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“Nigeria’s information security is ridiculously lax. So careless with sensitive data.”

@St_Gothica while reacting to the issue said, “This is exactly why I never wanted to do the NIN registration. Delayed it as long as I could.”

Another Twitter user, @The_Jonathanian, said, “Somebody should tell Sheik Pantami that the most sensitive data of Nigerians under his care have been compromised and floating in the wild.”

The hacking of the NIMC server has not only exposed Nigeria’s weak cyber security but also highlighted the danger the country’s residents and investments were currently under.

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The latest cyber attack comes less than two months after the Nigerian Communications Commission in November 2021 issued a warning that an Iranian hacking group was planning to carry out cyber espionage across Africa.

A statement from the agency had further disclosed that the hackers were targeting telecoms, Internet Service Providers, and Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria and other African countries.

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Oppo Reno 7 5G Global or Find X5 Lite to Come with Dimensity 900 SoC, Clears Multiple Certifications

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The Oppo Reno 7 series was unveiled back in China back in November 2021 and the company is all set to launch the Reno 7 series in India next week on February 4. In the meanwhile, the Oppo Reno 7 5G or Oppo Find X5 Lite device has been spotted on multiple certification sites, revealing some additional information of the global variant of the device.

For now, the upcoming Reno 7 5G for the global market or the Find X5 Lite has been spotted on the Geekbench database and recently, it was also spotted on FCC, BIS, EMVCo, IMDA and SIRIM certification sites. Let’s take a look at the Reno 7 5G / Find X5 Lite in detail.

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The Oppo Reno 7 5G / Find X5 Lite smartphone with model number CPH2371 has been spotted on the geekbench database, which reveals the phone will be powered MediaTek Dimensity 900 processor. For context, the Oppo Reno 7 in China is powered by Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, while the Reno 7 SE is powered by Dimensity 900 SoC. The geekbench listing further reveals 8GB of RAM and the Android 11 operating system. While we are not 100% sure, this could also mean in India, the Reno 7 5G might come with Dimensity 900 processor as well.

Further, the device was also spotted on other databases such as BIS certification in India, IMDA, NBTC, SIRIM, and Indonesia Telecom certification websites with the same CPH2371 model number. The FCC listing on the other hand confirms the device will weigh 173 grams and will have a thickness of 7.81mm. Also, it states the device will run on ColorOS 12 out of the box.

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The FCC listing also reveals a battery capacity 4,450mAh (4,500mAh) and 65W fast charging support. Lastly, the camera information of the phone was also spotted, which revealed a 64MP main camera with ƒ/1.7 aperture and EIS and a 32MP selfie camera with ƒ/2.4.

Apart from the change in processor, we expect the other specifications of the device to be similar to what we’ve seen on the Reno 7 5G in China including a 6.43-inch 90HZ AMOLED display, up to 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage.

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Final Fantasy 7 Gets a Free PS5 Upgrade for PS Plus Users

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PS Plus subscribers who were able to claim Final Fantasy VII Remake last year as a free game will now be able to upgrade to the PS5 version of the game. Along with it, players looking to buy Episode Intermission, a DLC featuring Yuffe Kisaragi, will be able to purchase the DLC at a 25% discount.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of the most talked-about games of 2020 and was easily one of the best games available on the PS4. The PS5 version of the game comes with a bunch of new features, including a Photo Mode, enhanced visuals, and support for the Dualsense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was available as a free PS Plus title last year. Much like many other PS5 games, players will be able to switch between ‘Graphics’ and ‘Performance’ mode to opt for either better resolution or target 60 FPS.

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To upgrade to the PS5 version of the game, simply follow these steps:

  1. Head to the PlayStation Store on your PS5
  2. Search for Final Fantasy VII Remake
  3. Select the Game Version with the yellow PS Plus icon
  4. Switch to the PS5 version of the game from the ‘Game’ tab.
  5. Select ‘Add to Library’, and then ‘Download’.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of the most well-received games of last year and was in the running for several Game of the Year Awards. The game follows the adventures of mercenary Cloud Strife and AVALANCHE as they try and stop an evil megacorp from using the planet’s life essence as an energy source.

The game combines elements of real-time combat with strategy, giving it an extremely unique feel. The ‘Remake’ isn’t a shot-for-shot remake of the original but alters many key plot points in drastic ways and even expands on the original in a lot of ways.

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