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According to this Google Report, 41% of Gmail Phishers Are Nigerians.

Remember how we were all excited when this news broke?

Many Nigerians after that news: 

“Nigerians no dey scam”

It turns out we shouldn’t have gotten excited.

According to a report by two Google security team members, most Phishers using Gmail are actually Nigerians.
During their research, they were able to detect more than 10,000 phishing kits in use between March 2016 and February 2017.  These kits were used in stealing at least 12 million account credentials, and yeah, Mueller and Frierson — the two security experts, found that 41 percent of the account hijackers caught using Gmail to phish for log-ins were from Nigeria, and 50 percent of them were targeting people in the United States.
In their words:

We find that 41.5% of exfiltration points for phishing kits were last accessed in Nigeria, followed in popularity by the United States, Morocco, and South Africa

Nigeria isn’t the only one on the list:
But can you see the percentage difference between Nigeria and other countries?
To be honest, if this wasn’t from Google, I’d probably say that this is another attempt to put Nigeria in a bad light (Not like we need any help in that department cc @Buhari), but here’s another school of thought, what if a large percentage of the 41% mentioned are foreigners using various VPN services to mask their location?

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7 comments on “According to this Google Report, 41% of Gmail Phishers Are Nigerians.

  1. WOW. Naija. Please more work need to be done on your site design.
    commenting from https://raphblog.com.ng

  2. Pwilliams says:

    Naija…..we no get chill

  3. Fhemi says:

    Am not surprised! Cyber crime is now like a course in my school(lautech). .that’s why most guys are going for Iphones, so dey cn easily redirect their location.
    Our government is not helping and we youths want fast money now.

  4. That’s naija for you. Not surprise though…

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THIS MAYBE RIGHT AND THIS MAY BE WRONG, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE SECOND QUESTION.
    BUT SINCERELY, SO MANY PEOPLE ARE INTO CYBER CRIMES LIKE A PROFESSION…

  6. MoonLight says:

    Cyber crime has become a profession in Nigeria

  7. Joshua says:

    Honestly this is just controversial considering the ways this can be viewed
    I agree Nigeria is into a lit of cyber crime but that percentage difference seems too far fetched to me there must be other factors in place if that is really genuine

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