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Internet attacks on the increase in Nigeria

January 19, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Internet attacks on the increase in Nigeria

INTERNET based attacks characterized by illegally accessing data, are emerging in Africa’s most populous nation – Nigeria. Among the victims of such attacks are company employees and consumers in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT), banking, cybercafés and other businesses...

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Fraudulent activities worry SA cybercafes

January 14, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Fraudulent activities worry SA cybercafes

SOUTH African cybercafé operators are concerned about incidents of fraudulent activities at their internet cafes. The operators said they were struggling to cope with such incidents, which they said had peaked over the years...

Panda forecasts 2009’s major IT threats

January 12, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Panda forecasts 2009’s major IT threats

Panda Security, the global IT security vendor, has predicted a continuing increase in the amount of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.) in circulation in 2009. Between January and August 2008, Panda Security’s laboratory had detected as many malware...

MTN hit by another scam

January 9, 2009 • SecurityComments (10)

LEADING mobile services provider MTN, which warned subscribers of hoax e-mails in South Africa recently, has been hit by another scam, this time in Ghana. The company has alerted its customers of an e-mail scam in which participating individuals in a...

MTN wary of fraudulent emails

January 8, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on MTN wary of fraudulent emails

SOUTH African-based MTN is wary of fraudulent emails claiming it has embarked on a promotion to give away free handsets. According to the company, the scam started in December. “MTN is aware of a fraudulent email being circulated via the internet which...

World Electronics Exhibitions on its way

January 7, 2009 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on World Electronics Exhibitions on its way

TWO of the world’s leading electronics exhibitions, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Macworld, kicks off in the United States this week...

Nokia series 60 phones under attack

January 6, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Nokia series 60 phones under attack

Nokia series 60 phones are under attack by a malformed e-mail message sent via SMS, which prevent the phones from sending SMS messages. Tobias Engel, a German security researcher dubbed the attack ‘curse of silence’ after demonstrating the attack at the...

Nigerians surveyed on cybercrime

December 15, 2008 • Security, Top StoriesComments (3)

“FELLOW Nigerians, we have put our country to shame! As if that was not enough, we are increasingly soiling our already tarnished image beyond our borders due to increasing cases of cyber crime, including online fraud cases involving banks,” said...

Worms attack Facebook, MySpace

December 5, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Worms attack Facebook, MySpace

Panda Security has detected Boface.G, a new worm that uses the Facebook and MySpace social networks to spread. “Worms are programmes that make copies of themselves in different places on a computer,” says Jeremy Matthews, head of Panda Security’s...

Cybercrime remains huge technology threat for Nigeria

December 5, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Cybercrime remains huge technology threat for Nigeria

CYBER crime remains the biggest challenge to Nigeria’s growing information technology, experts have warned. Among other computer-generated crimes Nigeria is faced with is internet lottery scams. Online visa applications and banking are also targets of...

Lack of cyber policy worries Nigeria

November 20, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Lack of cyber policy worries Nigeria

NIGERIA’S telecommunication and banking sectors are concerned about the lack of control in information technology, which if introduced, could minimise the incidences of cyber crime...

New internet virus destroys 500 000 online bank accounts in Nigeria

November 18, 2008 • SecurityComments (6)

A new Trojan, is reported to have infected and destroyed more than 500 000 online bank accounts and affected several thousands credit cards in Nigeria, South Africa and some countries in the developed world...

Kenya wants tough stance on cyber crime

November 14, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Kenya wants tough stance on cyber crime

THE High Level Segment Information Technology Summit entered its second day today with Kenya’s Information and Communications Minister Samuel Poghisio calling for tougher action against cyber crime...

Kenya losing billions

November 13, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Kenya losing billions

KENYA’S financial services sector could be losing more Sh5 billion as a result of incidences related information security, a senior official has said...

Kenya attracting global business with advanced IT systems

November 10, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Kenya attracting global business with advanced IT systems

EAST Africa’s economic powerhouse, Kenya, utilizes advanced IT systems that enable the country to do business in many spheres of the economy with clients from around the world, a top government official has said...

Evidian announces Enterprise SSO for Unix

November 7, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Evidian announces Enterprise SSO for Unix

Evidian, the European identity and access management leader, announces today the availability of a new Linux-based client for its enterprise single sign-on solution...