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Posts Tagged ‘cyber-attack’

  • Cisco has released its results and analysts believe the network company is focused on the increased uptake of cloud computing across Africa going forward. (Image source: Google/newsroom.cisco.com)

    SA: Businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks

    March 25, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks, as global security vulnerabilities and threats against systems, applications, and personal networks have reached their highest-ever recorded level, Cisco has announced in the Cisco 2014...

  • Nigeria could be a key target for cyber attackers in 2014. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Cyber attacks: Nigeria could be a key target this year

    January 24, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off

    Nigeria’s government as well as the country’s financial and ICT sectors will be under increasing threat of cyber attacks this year, claims a technology expert. In a report by The Daily Trust Tim Akano, Managing Director and CEO of New Horizons Nigeria is...

  • Nigeria’s Premium Times news website was hit by a cyber-attack over the weekend (image: File)

    Nigeria’s Premium Times suffers cyber-attack

    January 6, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Nigeria’s Premium Times news website was hit by a cyber-attack over the weekend, leaving many readers and internet users confused as to why they couldn’t access the website. “Visitors to the Premium Times site struggled in vain early Sunday January...

  • It has been confirmed that MTN has been the victim of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber-attack (image: Warren Rohner)

    MTN victim of cyber attack

    August 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile operator MTN suffered an outage on its South African data network on Wednesday and it has now been confirmed that the company fell victim to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber-attack. The outage also affected internet service providers...

  • The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000 (image: Kaspersky)

    The high cost of a security breach

    August 5, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    The average cost incurred by large companies in the wake of a cyber-attack can be as high as $649,000, according to the 2013 Global Corporate IT Security Risks survey conducted by B2B International, in conjunction with Kaspersky Lab. Any cyber-attack can...