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    Kenya’s BitPesa launches remittance service for Tanzania

    May 22, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

    With many Africans finding work and residence abroad, remittances are a key aspect of economies – especially in East Africa as more and more citizens travel and work outside their country of origin. The result is that more and more money is flowing back...

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    How to escape from CoinVault Ransomeware

    April 14, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    From today, victims of CoinVault ransomware have a chance to retrieve their data without paying the criminals, thanks to a repository of decryption keys and a decryption application made available online by Kaspersky Lab and the National High Tech Crime Unit...

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    Takealot now accepting Bitcoin payments

    July 18, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot now accepting Bitcoin payments

    Takealot.com, in partnership with PayFast, has revealed that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers. According to the company, customers who wish to pay using Bitcoin will need to select “Instant EFT” as their payment...

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    PayFast makes way for Bitcoin purchases in SA

    July 17, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on PayFast makes way for Bitcoin purchases in SA

    PayFast, a South African payment gateway, has revealed the addition of Bitcoin as a payment method on its platform. The integration, in partnership with the BitX exchange, allows buyers to make Bitcoin purchases at tens of thousands of online sellers, with...

  • Stefan Tanase, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    April 23, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior...

  • Doge4Water started a fundraising campaign to help a clean water non-profit organization build projects around the world (image: Doge4Water)

    $10,000 Dogecoin tweet builds water well in Kenya

    March 17, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on $10,000 Dogecoin tweet builds water well in Kenya

    A $10 000 tweet sent the Doge4Water fundraising campaign over its $30 000 goal and set a new standard for the impact of 140 characters. An anonymous Dogecoin philanthropist used twitter to tip 14 million Dogecoin, worth more than $11,000. Doge4Water started a...

  • There is definitely a shady side to the Deep Web – which is where it gets its bad reputation from (image: Shutterstock)

    Deep web: what search engines do not see

    January 27, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Deep web: what search engines do not see

    Ask any tech-savvy internet traveller, and they will probably tell you that they know the internet pretty well. With the help of powerful search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, locating relevant and meaningful information has become a lot easier....

  • Africans see potential in Bitcoin to facilitate money tranfers (image: Shutterstock)

    Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    January 22, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Has Africa joined the Bitcoin frenzy?

    Money, as the old saying goes- makes the world go around. The concept of presenting something of value in exchange for goods and services dates back thousands of years, but since physical notes and coins began circulating in most societies, currencies...

  • Costin Raiu, Director of the Global Research and Analysis team, Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Key security incidents that shaped the threat landscape in 2013

    December 3, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Key security incidents that shaped the threat landscape in 2013

    Some of the revelations of the past year raised questions about the way we use the Internet nowadays and the type of risks we face. In 2013 advanced threat actors have continued large-scale operations, and cyber-mercenaries, specialist APT groups “for...

  • Raj Samani, Chief Technology Officer for McAfee EMEA (image: McAfee)

    McAfee Labs: Weaponised legitimate apps on the increase

    September 2, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on McAfee Labs: Weaponised legitimate apps on the increase

    McAfee Labs has released the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, which found that Android-based malware grew at a rate of 35 percent; a rate not seen since early 2012. This rebound was marked by the continued proliferation of SMS-stealing banking...

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    Cybercriminals developing more malware

    August 19, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercriminals developing more malware

    Kaspersky Lab’s experts recently published its IT Threat Evolution Report for Q2 2013, which analyses the most prominent IT security incidents and trends while providing statistical analysis and telemetry for the quarter’s cyberthreat landscape....