According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report, attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites...
vivo Smartphone is gearing to launch the vivo V25 5G in Kenya in October 2022. The device is anticipated to showcase a color changing design as well as advanced photography features for users who wish to express themselves through photos and videos. The flagship device will come with a 64MP OIS...
Ukheshe’s SME in-a-box solution is making tangible changes to the lives of millions in Zambia through a partnership with Digital PayGo, improving financial inclusion and enhancing business dealings for entrepreneurs. Digital PayGo, a local Zambian fintech driving a mobile-first approach, enhancing the digital payment space for SMEs, is the first...
The Parliament of Uganda has passed the Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 privately moved by Muhammad Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central), which imposes tough penalties for cyber-crimes. The Computer Misuse (Amendment) Bill, 2022 sought to amend the Computer Misuse Act, 2011 to enhance the provisions on unauthorised access to information or...
In the first half of 2022, Kaspersky researchers detected increased activity of cybercriminals abusing gamers. Globally, the number of users attacked by malicious software, which gathers sensitive data and spreads under the guise of some of the most popular gaming titles, has increased by 13% compared to the first half...
Exclusive Networks Africa, which represents the continental arm of this global, trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, is continuing its expansion into Africa, building presence within the sub-Saharan region in recent months, including the opening of a formal office in Lagos, Nigeria. This adds to the existing offices in...
East Africa's telecom leader, Safaricom, announced on Thursday the appointment of Cynthia Karuri-Kropac as its new Chief Enterprise Business Officer. The appointment will be made effective 1 September 2022. She is set to replace Joseph Wanjohi, who has been serving in the post in an acting capacity since May of...
Chinese mobile telecommunications company Oppo on Thursday released the Android 12-enabled OPPO A77 smartphone in the Kenyan market. The manufacturer says that the A77 device is an affordable smartphone and represents a "generational leap" in the technology of the brand's A-series of devices. The device is WI-FI enabled, comes with...
The Zambian arm of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies has today announced that it is expanding its operations to the country's Central Province by launching its first office in Mkushi. The company says that this launch will bring high-speed connectivity and a suite of intelligent technologies...
The UK's Medi-science International Limited and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration. According to an announcement, the collaboration will seek to transform healthcare delivery through decentralization and improved access to personal health data in Africa and Europe. The partnership will reportedly give patients an accessible record of...
As East Africa opens its economy following two years of pandemic-related disruption, the region needs to prioritise digitisation and innovation. This can help countries across the region boost their recovery and establish stronger foundations for continued growth and advancement in the coming decades while also improving the overall capabilities and...
The Tech African Women (TAW) programme has officially launched in the hopes of providing support and acceleration to women-owned African tech startups, taking their businesses from the idea stage into real-world operations. TAW is spearheaded by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with Betacube and invites...
Belgium-based business management software firm Odoo announced today that it has chosen Nairobi, Kenya as the location to establish its first African offices. The firm began operations in its Kenyan arm on 1 July 2022, and it is reportedly seeking to hire 50 new employees to fill the new offices within...
The world's largest open source developer community GitHub has announced that it is increasing the scope of its GitHub Sponsors programme to 30 more countries, including African nations Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, and South Africa. Launched 3 years ago, the programme allows open-source devs to receive financial support from sponsors that...
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says that the fintech startup, Flutterwave, is not registered to operate in Kenya. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said, according to Business Daily, that the company, as well as Chipper Cash, are not allowed to offer payment services to merchants in the East African country. “Flutterwave...
Safaricom customers will now be able to buy tokens for coding lessons on the mobile operator's financial service platform M-Pesa. Once they have successfully made a purchase customers will be able to activate the coding lessons which will last an entire year on their kid's tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Safaricom...
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