Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new malware which takes cryptocurrencies from users wallet.  Cybercriminals are targeting popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash, Monero. According to Kaspersky Lab, the cybercriminals have collected almost $140 000. The research indicates that cryptocurrency stealers - which have been increasing in...
The Nigerian education sector embraced online solutions to cater for an improved record management system, e-result checker, and eLearning platform. However, this has led to increased vulnerabilities in portals of universities and other higher institutions of learning. This is according to Nsikak Joseph Nelson, CEO Silex Secure. According to Nelson,...
Twenty-two previously disadvantaged (PDI) South African students today kick-started their career in the country's fast-growing ICT industry following the completion of the fourth edition of Oracle's Graduate Leadership Programme that focuses on equipping PDI students with specialised IT and leadership skills. "Attracting and retaining candidates with requisite ICT skills is...
ANewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company announced on Thursday 21 September 2017 that the company has opened a Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies. The announcement was made at the E-learning Insights 2017 conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town where aNewSpring co-owner, Rene Persoon, highlighted the platform...
The cost of higher education tends to rise at rates considerably high. This resulted in a spate of university protests that saw students demand free education in South Africa. Students argue that, with a large number of students entering universities, financial need should not be an obstacle to students who...
As a frontline health-care worker at Isiolo County referral hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a critical role in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do so. The pharmaceutical technologist is tasked with predicting and preventing shortages and stockouts of essential medical supplies, including contraceptives. If he...
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa – an economy that includes street vendors, traders in open-air markets, subsistence...
Qode Health Solutions (Qode) has configured their existing Lynx, Insight and Knowledge Center solutions used by various USAID and CDC-funded partners from several countries, including South Africa, in the fight against HIV/AIDS to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions are ready for deployment and can assist in dispensing Facility Readiness...
Digital Retail Africa 2022 will be held virtually on the 26th of January 2022 With the global pandemic acting as an accelerant, digital transformation across retail verticals has gained new momentum, seeing rapid adoption of digital technology across the sector. According to a 2021 research report released by PWC, people affected by...
As part of its ongoing commitment to developing the healthcare infrastructure in Malawi, the country’s Ministry of Health, through the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU), has embarked on a $3,7-million project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide. In an interview with Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, the...
This holiday season should be a joyous one — for criminals. Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money, for two reasons. First, you may be so busy with shopping and parties that you don't take that extra minute to scrutinize an email link that purports...
New information concerning the Nedbank data breach have emerged detailing the lax security at the 3rd party facility where the hack originated, reports My Broadband. Last month, IT News Africa covered the leak and the subsequent new information revealed by Nedbank’s CEO about the hack. The Nedbank Data Breach Computer Facilities, the...
In yet another eye-opening interview, IT News Africa spoke to former Senior Adviser to UK Government, Jamie Martin at the recent Education Innovation Summit held in Johannesburg. Martin, who was responsible for overseeing radical reform of the school system in the UK, is also a part of Deloitte’s UK and...
Black Friday has quickly become a major retail campaign in South Africa, particularly for online stores. Last year, overall sales spiked by almost 2600% on the day. But online retailers in particular encountered major issues with website uptime or payment platform stability due to the huge influx of online visitors. In...
A lab study by Pfizer and BioNTech has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven 'less effective' against the South African variant by producing "lower levels of neutralizing antibodies". According to Bloomberg, the results are "part of tests of its vaccine against a lab-created virus that had all the mutations...
“The record volumes and value of money sent by consumers using eWallet is a great testament of how simple, convenient and secure the offering is," says Dr Christoph Nieuwoudt, FNB Consumer CEO, at the announcement of FNB's record eWallet data. Access to banking services is improving, according to the company,...
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