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Posts Tagged ‘cyber crime’

  • 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

    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...

  • Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko (image: file)

    Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

    January 19, 2014 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    As cyber-crime activities across the continent cripple business and government websites, Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko announced last week that the country is taking steps to combat cyber-crime by forming a dedicated unit....

  • For many low-cost manufacturers, the future lies in undeveloped regions such as Africa.  (image: REUTERS/George Esiri

    109% increase in Nigerian government website hacks

    January 18, 2014 • Security, West AfricaComments Off

    In Africa, increased access to the internet has led to a rise in the number of websites being developed for businesses, NGOs, government departments and the like. However there has been a corresponding rise in the rate of Cyber-crime in Africa. Instead of...

  • Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

    Cyber crooks eye Android

    September 13, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    In a short space of time, Android has claimed the lion’s share of the mobile market – in fact more than 900 million Android mobile devices have now been activated. Unfortunately, this popularity has put a large target on the platform’s back. This...

  • Bank of Tanzania (BoT) is in the final stages preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes (image: Tech360 Magazine)

    Tanzania creates first cyber-crime laws

    September 11, 2013 • East Africa, OnlineComments Off

    The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) revealed that, in conjunction with government and other stakeholders, it is in the final stages of preparing new legislation against cyber-crimes in the country. To date, Tanzania has no laws governing cyber-crimes. The bank is...

  • SA facing increased cyber-crime threats

    November 12, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Cyber-crime is now posing major increased strategic risks to South African companies. Threats posed to organizations by cyber-crimes have increased faster than potential victims—or cyber security professionals—can cope with them, placing targeted...

  • Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    October 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world’s largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new...

  • Uganda deploys special unit to fight cyber crime

    August 14, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    According to a report by the East African Business Week, the Ugandan government has established a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under the country’s Communications Commission (UCC) to detect cyber crime. The unit has been tasked with monitoring...

  • Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

    June 1, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off

    African countries are not immune to the activities of cyber criminals and should take cognisance of the threat represented by the Flame virus, one of the more sinister forms of attack in existence globally. Security software experts describe Flame as a...

  • Cyber crime costing Nigerian economy

    April 17, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    The Federal Government in Nigeria has been urged by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) to reverse the $200m annual economic loss accrued by the country. This appeal comes as a result of high rate of cyber crime in Nigeria. Prof. Tim Unwin,...

  • Cyber-attacks remain problematic

    October 19, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Symantec Corp today announced the results of its 2011 Symantec State of Security Report which reveals a unique concern among South African businesses. The survey found that compliance is the top concern for local organisations, in addition to the more common...

  • Cyber criminals now target SA

    September 12, 2011 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    AVG, a global security company launched AVG 2012 anti-virus product during a media function held at Melrose Arch, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking at the official product launch in South Africa today, Peter Baxter, AVG VP for International Sales said...

  • Nigeria’s Internet expansion raises fears of cyber crime

    May 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    As Nigeria’s Internet penetration continues to rise, worries among regulators and analysts are that cyber crimes could also begin to increase as a result. According to local reporting, there is a significant worry that the threat to critical sectors of the...

  • Nigerian National Assembly to tackle cyber crime

    January 27, 2010 • SecurityComments Off

    The Nigerian senate is determined to rid the West African country of the menace of cyber crime that has become a global concern, the country’s Senate Committee on Communication has said...

  • Panda warns of malware in YouTube comments

    May 27, 2009 • SecurityComments Off

    According to security software provider Panda Security, as many as 4900 videos on YouTube have associated comments that contain links to a webpage designed to download malware...