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 Ransomware: don’t pay the cybercriminals

Ransomware: don’t pay the cybercriminals

ESET offers tips on how keep PCs protected and avoid supporting cybercrime activities. Read More

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Mobile student ID system to authenticate over 2 million Nigerian studentsMobile student ID system to authenticate over 2 million Nigerian students HID Global and Botosoft have built and delivered a system to help the West African Examinations ...
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Tuesday 5 May

‘WD purple surveillance drives tackle security challenges’

NIGERIA
Western Digital has released one of its flagship products, purple surveillance storage drives (WD Purple), in Nigeria, saying the solution, designed for high definition (HD) surveillance, will help tackle insecurity.»
Friday 24 Apr

Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meeting

MALAWI
Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima will next week preside over a sensitisation workshop on Cyber Security organised by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).»
Wednesday 22 Apr

Fighting the insider threat

There has been a growing focus on the threats posed by company employees who have access to critical information and either maliciously or carelessly leak that data, says Phoenix Software.»
Monday 13 Apr

Zambia to host Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015

ZAMBIA
Efforts to curb increased incidences of cyber crime within Africa’s financial institutions, Government Agencies and private sector have received a boost with the planned Southern Africa Banking and ICT Summit set for April, 30th , 2015 at Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka Zambia.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

E-PPAN alerts bank customers on fraudsters

NIGERIA
With many bank customers that use the electronic payments falling prey to fraudsters, Electronic Payments Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has warned customers to be wary of how they release the details of their bank accounts to people.»
Thursday 2 Apr

TESPOK, Kenyan government monitoring cybercrime

KENYA
The Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK) and the government are monitoring and collecting data on cybercrime on the country’s networks in a bid to tackle the growing problem.»
Thursday 2 Apr

Cybercrime now a “top five” economic threat in East Africa

KENYA
Cybercrime has grown to become one of the top five types of economic fraud in East Africa, according to PwC manager John Kamau.»
Wednesday 1 Apr

Stanbic Bank offers holiday tips to ATM users

BOTSWANA
As has become the norm during the holidays, Stanbic Bank Botswana has prepared safety tips for those wishing to use ATMs ahead of the Easter long weekend as part of a concerted effort to ensure greater financial security amongst Batswana.»
Monday 30 Mar

Cyber law takes bite at first victim

BOTSWANA
Journalist and blogger Daniel Kenosi has become the first known casualty of the cybercrime law that Botswana's law makers have been trying to put into effect. »
Tuesday 24 Mar

How to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky

KENYA
Cyber criminals are getting more daring every day and everyone on the Internet should be wary and take precautions, warns Internet security solutions firm, Kaspersky.»
Thursday 12 Mar

Kaspersky Lab reveals latest cyberespionage tactics: complexity and modularity VS functionality

Nation-state sponsored cyberespionage attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeting carefully defined users with complex, modular tools, and keeping well under the radar of increasingly effective detection systems, Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Safe Deposit: Defeating cyber-attacks against banks

With online heists once again hitting the headlines, how should banks and their customers protect themselves against similar attacks? »
Tuesday 24 Feb

Large organisations gear up to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks

Although the frequency of a cyber-security attack on a large scale is low, by 2018, 40 per cent of large organisations will have formal plans to address aggressive cyber-security business disruption attacks, up from none this year, says Gartner.»
Monday 2 Feb

Identity and access management trends for 2015

CA Technologies has identified five key trends for security and identity and access management (IAM) that will impact organisations and security professionals in 2015 as they compete in the application economy. »
Thursday 29 Jan

Leading newspaper site hacked

BOTSWANA
Botswana is seeing unprecedented cases of internet hacking with one of the latest attacks targeting one of the country’s leading private newspapers, Mmegi.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

Senegal hit by wave of cyber attacks

SENEGAL
Senegal has been hit by a wave of hackings in the past two weeks, two of which hit the popular news website Seneweb.com and ADIE.»

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