SECURITY

Cyber law takes bite at first victim

Cyber law takes bite at first victim

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.  Read More

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How to beat cyber criminals – KasperskyHow to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky Cyber criminals are getting more daring every day and everyone on the Internet should be wary ...
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Kaspersky Lab reveals latest cyberespionage tactics: complexity and modularity VS functionalityKaspersky 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 ...
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Safe Deposit: Defeating cyber-attacks against banksSafe Deposit: Defeating cyber-attacks against banks With online heists once again hitting the headlines, how should banks and their customers protect themselves ...
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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.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

Cyber attacks may get more virulent, Cisco, Kaspersky warn

KENYA
Cyber attackers are using more subtle methods to infiltrate corporate networks with the aim of stealing vital information or simply causing mayhem. This is according Kaspersky Lab and Cisco, who say IT security experts should up their game in educating users how to ward off potential attackers.»
Wednesday 28 Jan

SIM box task team steps up successes with help from ICT firm

GHANA
Ghana’s efforts to crack down on SIM boxing fraud have been given a boost by the efforts of Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited, which now partners with the authorities in the fight against this crime.»
Monday 26 Jan

Software vulnerability led to Ghana govt site hack

GHANA
A software vulnerability and failure to update software led to the hacking of some websites on the government of Ghana’s official portal.»
Sunday 25 Jan

CBN issues directive on two factor authentication for internal banking processes

NIGERIA
The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a directive requiring all deposit money banks (DMBs) to implement two factor authentication for internal processes this year.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

SA: 57% could not recover money stolen in online fraud

SOUTH AFRICA
A recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International found that more than half of those respondents in South Africa who lost money in fraudulent online transactions did not get all – or sometimes any – of their funds back.»
Friday 16 Jan

Addressing the mobility gap in corporate security

Mobile devices have the potential to open up corporate networks to a wide variety of threats, and tackling this challenge requires a comprehensive mobility strategy, says DCC.»
Tuesday 13 Jan

Keeping yourself safe in 2015 – Kaspersky Lab Examines IT security trends globally and in Kenya

KENYA
Cyber security is something that nobody can take for granted. With attacks escalating as a result of people's increased connectedness, there can be no respite for being vigilant, says Kaspersky Lab.»
Monday 12 Jan

ESET: Internet Explorer most vulnerable Microsoft Windows component

Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s ubiquitous web browser, has topped an ESET list of the most frequently targeted Windows components.»
Monday 12 Jan

What Egypt’s telcos can learn from the Etisalat website hack

EGYPT
Infoblox says Etisalat’s Doman Name System (DNS) compromise could easily happen to others.»
Thursday 8 Jan

Gabon’s social security agency launches smart card to combat fraud

GABON
Gabon’s Caisse Nationale de Securité Sociale (CNSS) has introduced a smart card to combat fraud, which it said has cost the organisation over US$2.4 million in the past five years.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

How to eschew fraudsters, by E-PPAN

NIGERIA
A group focusing on electronic payment security, the E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN), has released tips that will enable Nigerians to avoid the menace of fraudsters.»
Tuesday 6 Jan

Kaspersky Lab launches Online Radar for most dangerous cyberthreats

Kaspersky Lab is launching an online service that brings together all the information it holds on the most sophisticated cyber campaigns. »

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

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