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  1. Cyber attackers target States email

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Cyber attackers have been defeated in an attempt to cripple States of Guernsey email systems.

    Cyber generic

    The denial of service attack sought to overwhelm government email systems and prevent the States from being able to use email, said a spokesman.

    The "sophisticated and potentially serious cyber-attack" was "resolved in under 48 hours", said a spokesman.

    There is no evidence that any personal data has been lost, said the States.

    An incident in 2018 had "significant impacts" on the organisation for several weeks, and smaller impacts that continued for months.

    Colin Vaudin, chief information officer for the States of Guernsey, said: "Cyber-attacks are, regrettably, now part of the day-to-day security considerations for any organisation, and the ability to prepare, protect and recover from such attacks is crucial."

  2. Nigeria police arrest cyber-crime suspects

    Naomi Scherbel-Ball

    BBC News, Lagos

    Three suspects alleged to have targeted government and private sector companies in more than 150 countries have been arrested in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, after a joint Interpol and Nigerian police operation.

    The year-long investigation, which was code named Operation Falcon, has identified at least 50,000 victims so far.

    The suspects are alleged to have used phishing links and mass mailing campaigns in which they impersonated representatives of organisations.

    They then used malware programmes to infiltrate the victim organisations before launching scams and syphoning funds.

    Analysts say that cyber-crimes have increased in Nigeria during the coronavirus pandemic.