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  • Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organisation was still social networking sites (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    February 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

    By late January 2014, Kaspersky Lab had accumulated about 200,000 unique samples of mobile malware, up 34% from November 2013 – two months earlier over 148,000 samples had been recorded. Cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android...

  • Criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware (image: file)

    Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    September 20, 2013 • SecurityComments Off on Obad.a Trojan adopts new technique to spread

    Over the last three months Kaspersky analysts have been investigating how the Obad.a Trojan, a malicious app for Android, is distributed. It transpires that the criminals behind the Trojan have adopted a new technique to spread their malware. For the first...

  • Team Code 8 from Uganda walk away with the Women’s Empowerment Award for their project called Matibabu (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2014 season kicks off

    September 17, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2014 season kicks off

    Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, where students from around the world, including Africa, compete for prizes for their best innovations using Microsoft products and technology, concluded with the worldwide finals in July in St. Peterburg, Russia. The company is...

  • Uganda wins for Africa at Imagine Cup

    July 12, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Microsoft last night announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market....

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    In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 10, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: Africa at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    On the third day of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia, competitor offerings will be scrutinised by judges who will physically test each submission. Yesterday saw the individual teams presenting their games, apps and programs to judges –...

  • Microsoft’s Imagine Cup by numbers

    July 9, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    With Microsoft’s Imagine Cup world finals in full swing in St. Petersburg, Russia, a few interesting statistics about the annual competition have been revealed. While there are over 10 African teams competing for the grand prize, over 70 countries in...

  • Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    Competing nations have started to arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia, as Microsoft’s bi-annual Imagine Cup officially kicks off today. The competition sees teams from different nations compete against each other in app development, program development and...

  • Team MASKed Ninjas from Egypt (image: Microsoft)

    Meet Africa’s Innovation Competition Imagine Cup finalists

    June 27, 2013 • FeaturesComments (1)

    Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup has been gaining a lot of momentum over the last couple of months and it is almost time for the worldwide finals. This year, the event is scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and there are a number of African...

  • Social media opens doors for UJ students

    April 19, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Social media opens doors for UJ students

    An innovative tool that allows businesses to see what people are saying about them on social media platforms has won three University of Johannesburg computer science students and their supervisor a place in the final of a global technology competition in...

  • Angola aiming for telecommunications satellite in 2014

    November 20, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Angola aiming for telecommunications satellite in 2014

    Angola’s government has announced it is currently looking to launch the first Angolan telecommunications satellite, or Angosat, by as early as 2014. The announcement was made surprisingly by Russia’s ambassador to Angola, Serguey Nenachev, who added that...

  • Orascom share price increases

    October 24, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orascom share price increases

    Shareholders of one of Africa’s biggest mobile network operators, Orascom Telecom Holdings have witnessed major business gains over the past week, due to the company splitting into two separate entities. The Cairo-based company saw their share price...

  • Kaspersky blocks over 240-million attacks

    July 11, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky blocks over 240-million attacks

    Security experts at Kaspersky Lab present their monthly report about malicious activity on users’ computers and on the Internet. June 2011 in figures The following statistics were compiled in June using data from computers running Kaspersky Lab products:...

  • Egypt telecom merger with Russian carrier approved

    March 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    A merger that appeared headed for the dumpster was approved on Thursday in the Netherlands by VimpelCom shareholders. The move means Egypt’s Orascom Telecom is set to merge with the Russian carrier’s  eastern European operations, adding to the vast...

  • Russia and Nigeria to sign Space, Nuclear, Gas agreements

    June 25, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Russia and Nigeria to sign Space, Nuclear, Gas agreements

    President Dmitry Medvedev will oversee the signing of major gas, space and nuclear agreements during his visit to Nigeria, this according to a report in Moscow Times...