The COVID-19 pandemic has been cause for alarm across the world in recent months - from disrupting global economies and international trade relations to perpetuating the largest work-from-home migration. In the wake of this outbreak, fake news has wreaked havoc as people try to decipher what's real and what's fiction....
Known as 'Kamiti Boys', these criminals are taking advantage of Kenya's blistering adoption of digital banking, reports The Nation. They do this by rushing callers with information and words in order to keep them on the line long enough to buy their story and gain their trust. They then trick...
Researchers at Check Point have identified an auto-clicker malware family operating within Google's Play Store, via BetaNews. The malware known as Tekya commits mobile ad fraud by imitating the actions of a user, clicking ads and banners from ad agencies like Google's AdMob, AppLovin, Facebook and Unity. It was found...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has signalled that cybercrime and e-fraud are some of the major challenges facing telecommunication users in Nigeria, reports Vanguard. NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta says just that at the ongoing Enugu International Trade Fair. Furthermore, Director in the Commission Reuben Mmuoka says that the...
Your data is now everywhere. Your phone. Your smartwatches. Your smart home. And if something goes just a little bit wrong – it could disappear in just one click. With digitalisation continuing to grow around the world, many services are becoming more and more data-driven. The collection of users’ personal...
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to businesses and a degree of panic within the employee community. Companies across the globe are activating contingency and business continuity plans and are allowing employees to work from home to limit the spread of the virus. In a new reality...
Kaspersky researchers have found a new sample of stalkerware - commercial software that is usually used to secretly monitor users’ partners or colleagues - which has functionality that supersedes all previously found software. Named MonitorMinor, this software enables stalkers to covertly access any data and track activity on devices...
The global panic about COVID-19 has everyone desperately searching for any morsel of new information about the virus. Adding to the chaos, cybercriminals are now using fake news about the outbreak to attract victims to infect with their malware, via Business Insider. Hackers are circulating a fake dashboard that shows...
In a digital environment complexified by the convergence between mobile services and the Internet, States face increasing risks in terms of digital security. Cyberattacks, identity theft, viruses, piracy, fake news... Confronted with a long list of threats, public authorities must adopt the means to fight these scourges. While digital security...
African Internet users, be they on their smartphones or desktops, are constantly at heightened risks for online attacks by cybercriminals. Cybercriminals are a desperate and innovative sort. For all of their faults, it can never be said that those that write and distribute malware do not think outside the box,...
Which?, a consumer watchdog, has found that more than 1 billion Android devices are potentially vulnerable to attack - simply because they are running an older version of the OS. My Broadband reports that researchers found 40% of Android users are no longer receiving security updates. This puts their devices...
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...
Ransomware made headlines in 2019 with several high-profile attacks causing significant service disruption. Some of the most notable ransomware attacks which caused lengthy outages at City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg City Power. The main takeaway from this is that ransomware is on the rise and big businesses are all...
The question of online privacy remains one of the Internets most controversial. Harkening back between crusades to stamp out user control in favour of super-corp power, to initiatives in making the internet safer for users and their children, we can see that as many people want their online privacy,...
The Android version of WhatsApp is looking to get a new security feature which will allow users to protect their message backups, reports My Broadband via WABetaInfo. The feature is currently in its Alpha stage of development. WhatsApp currently allows users to back up their chats, media and contacts automatically...
While the fourth quarter of 2019 saw a decrease in total malware volume, a key global trend also unfolding within the period was the use of macro-enabled documents for malware delivery. This is according to Cofense, the leading provider of intelligent phishing defence solutions, which recently released its Q4 2019...
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