Cybercrime: Customs agents in dilemma over cargo losses

Customs agents are at the mercy of hackers, who hack their passwords to clear containers at Tincan Island Port, culminating in suspension of 80 licences over illegal release of cargoes. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports The Federal Government has lost revenues running into billions of naira at the ports due to activities of cyber criminals. The loss was visible in 2011 when the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)’s Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) was severally hacked several times and hundreds of containers cleared by fraudsters without payment of appropriate fees and duties.…

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