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    Addressing the threat of cyber-crime in the digital era

    May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Addressing the threat of cyber-crime in the digital era

    Many researchers now estimate the scale of the global cybercrime business to be greater than that of drug trafficking. Kaspersky Labs’ recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 companies have already been a target of cybercrime, in some shape or form. Many of...

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    Top 7 ways to safeguard your business from cyber criminals

    December 11, 2015 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 7 ways to safeguard your business from cyber criminals

    If the 2013 Norton Report on the scale of cyber-crime in South Africa is anything to go by, it is obvious that cyber-crime has reached levels of high proportions in South Africa and any business no matter how small or big cannot afford to turn a blind...

  • Kaspersky Lab

    14% of users in Nigeria faced cyberthreats

    November 9, 2015 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 14% of users in Nigeria faced cyberthreats

    In its Q3 IT Threat Evolution report, Kaspersky Lab has published the details of the key security incidents of the quarter. Using statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which obtains information from millions of Kaspersky Lab product users in...

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    South Africa to introduce new Cybersecurity legislation

    October 20, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa to introduce new Cybersecurity legislation

    According to report via Baker & McKenzie South Africa, local authorities have now published the 128-page draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (“Bill”) for public comment. According to the report, the Bill is part of a set of laws and...

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    Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    June 24, 2015 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet users in SA still think branches are safer than online banking

    Almost half (43%) of Internet users  in South Africa believe traditional over-the-counter banking is safer than banking online, according to a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite these fears most people still make some payments...

  • 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...

  • 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 on Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

    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 on 109% increase in Nigerian government website hacks

    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 on Cyber crooks eye Android

    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, Online & SocialComments Off on Tanzania creates first cyber-crime laws

    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 on SA facing increased cyber-crime threats

    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 on Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    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 on Uganda deploys special unit to fight cyber crime

    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 on Espionage fanning the Flame of cyber crime

    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 on Cyber crime costing Nigerian economy

    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 on Cyber-attacks remain problematic

    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...

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