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Posts Tagged ‘cyber crime’

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

    Kenya creates special cyber-crime unit

    January 19, 2014 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    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 (0)

    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...