SECURITY

Cyber Security Africa set for Ethiopia

Cyber Security Africa set for Ethiopia

The 2nd Annual Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit will take place in November 21st, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read More

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EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudsterEFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has started a manhunt for a 38-year-old bank ...
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Fake NIN enrolment agents on prowl, warns NIMC    Fake NIN enrolment agents on prowl, warns NIMC Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has raised the alarm over reports making the rounds ...
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Financial phishing skyrockets Financial phishing skyrockets Kaspersky Lab’s experts have reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in ...
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MORE SECURITY NEWS

Thursday 28 Aug

Fortinet: JP Morgan hack has the hallmarks of an APT

The coordinated hacks of JPMorgan Chase and a number of other banks, which was revealed in the global media yesterday, bear all the hallmarks of an APT attack, says Fortinet South Africa.»
Thursday 21 Aug

McAfee names new Regional Director

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. »
Tuesday 19 Aug

Security professionals slam govt, banks over security

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Information Technology System and Security Professional (ITSSP) body says lenders are putting the cart before the horse by not first considering the security of applications before deploying them.»
Friday 15 Aug

Kaspersky Lab launches free app scanner for Android

To safeguard users against a number of Android vulnerabilities discovered in recent months, Kaspersky Lab has released a free mobile application for the platform.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Police claim rise in cyber crime

BOTSWANA
Botswana Police have indicated that there is marked increase in crimes involving the internet in the country. »
Wednesday 13 Aug

Multi-layer security to combat social media attacks

Enterprises are vastly underestimating the risk of social media, says Fortinet distributor Networks Unlimited.»
Friday 1 Aug

Where DDoS is a business opportunity

DDoS attacks may strike fear into the hearts of anyone involved in the online space, but protecting against them presents a new business opportunity for ISPs, says Networks Unlimited.»
Tuesday 29 Jul

Biometrics in retail expected to boom

The use of biometrics in retail is expected to increase dramatically, says Ideco.»
Tuesday 29 Jul

Kaspersky Lab: Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware now targets PCs, Android

Kaspersky Lab has issued a warning of ransomware that displays customised messages to victims in over 30 countries.»
Saturday 26 Jul

NCS: deploy CCTV to tackle insecurity

NIGERIA
The President of the Nigerian Computer Society, Prof. David Adewumi, has urged the Federal Government to invest massively on the installation of Close Circuit Television, CCTV, in strategic places across the nation to address security challenges.»
Thursday 24 Jul

Small businesses take big IT security risks: Kaspersky Lab

A new report concludes that a lack of budget remains the biggest barrier preventing small businesses from adopting more advanced IT and IT security measures.»
Tuesday 22 Jul

Fake apps invade Google Play

Trend Micro has released a new report indicating that Google Play has become infested with trojanised versions of apps.»
Monday 21 Jul

Kenya Defence Forces Twitter account hacked

KENYA
The Twitter account of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been infiltrated by hacking group dubbed #Anonymous.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Stanbic advises holiday makers

BOTSWANA
As Botswana enters two days of holidays, Stanbic has urged people not to let their guard down on financial security.»
Friday 18 Jul

13,500 new phishing wildcards every month

Kaspersky Lab has released data on how many new phishing wildcards it adds to the company’s anti-phishing database every month. »
Tuesday 8 Jul

Is Ghana's cybercrime out of control?

GHANA
Barely two weeks after Ghana’s Vice-President  called on young people not to get involved in illegal internet activities, police arrested a 26-year-old undergraduate student for allegedly defrauding people through a bogus online organisation.»

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