Technology: Identity Theft in Social Media (1)
Techonogy: Identity Theft In Social Media (1)
Identity theft in social mediai is one of the most common crimes in the society today. From this week onwards, we will be conducting an investigation to identify the problems associated with this type of terrorism, and the steps that can be taken to prevent it.
It was in the last days of March (2018) that I was invited by the BBC Hausa Service to take part in their special special program: “Ra’ii Riga,” an hour-long program for discuss an issue that directly affects the community, or wants to affect them – through use or harm – politically, religiously, or culturally. They invite experts from different fields who are experts in the field. Behind me, there are many people who have been invited to this program; some by telephone, others here in their broadcast room in Abuja. Among them is a senator who once co-sponsored a resolution in the Senate to enact a law restricting the interaction of Nigerians on social media, namely: Senator Bala ibn Na-Allah.
The issue of the problem
The issue is the problem of hate and harassment, especially for women, in social media. And how some men abuse them by stealing their pictures or even taking their pages off the platform. Others defame them by stealing their pictures and posting them on the Internet, as if they were the ones who posted them. Or they may be using pornography to defraud others as prostitutes. Being part of this program made me realize how serious the situation is, especially in northern Nigeria. Because the girls and boys who were directly involved were interviewed. Of all the interviews, the worst was the hijacking and use of terrorist sites. This is a great tragedy, not a small one.
Techonogy: Identity Theft In Social Media (1)
The reason for the rapid spread
The reason for the rapid spread of these tragedies in the media is not far off. It is the development of Internet technology, the ease of communication and dissemination of information, that unites people in one place, so that everyone can see what each other is doing as long as there is a friendly relationship between them.
Besides, in the field of communication science, which is also related to communication, there are wonderful things that are unthinkable that human beings have ever imagined to happen in this world. If readers have not forgotten, over the years I have presented an article containing research on how the future is expected to be stolen from the human brain.
That is, you are living with your mind in your brain, someone can use the network to find out what you are thinking, whereupon, he or she can wrap the thought around a computer or mobile phone, using communication software, easily.
And now here’s another problem: Self-Theft. The reader will not agree, nor will he agree to be seen sitting, but his identity has been stolen. The human being is nothing but his reality. Well this is already starting to be possible.
In September of last year
In September of last year (2017) he presented the first part of this article, entitled: “IDENTITY THEFT – Beware of the People!” He posted this short article on his Facebook page BabanSadik, where I know this problem is starting to affect our northern community, directly.
In this article, he will explain the meaning of the term “identity theft”, how it occurs, the reasons for its occurrence, and the methods used by the perpetrators to carry it out. But I did it briefly. And the part of kidnapping on social media I just talked about. In the end, he decided to go ahead, but it was not possible because of the party atmosphere.
But this invitation from the BBC Hausa Service has inspired him to continue this series of awareness-raising campaigns. Especially considering that at the time he started the article, there were reports of high-profile social media being hijacked and terrorized.
He had received
He had received invitations to try to address this issue from many scholars in northern Nigeria. And personally, in 2015, if he didn’t forget, he has closed four or five fake websites opened in the name of the former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sunusi II, on Facebook.
Do not forget, the pages related to the current president, namely: President Muhammadu Buhari. And the richest man in Kano, namely: Alhaji (Dr.) Aliko Dangote. All of these people have no page on Facebook.
Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. Also on the website of the first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari. The next time you interact with a site owner, you end up with a crazy sound.