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SA sports body becomes hoax e-mail target

May 19, 2009 • SecurityComments (3)

South African government body, Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA), has become the target of a new hoax e-mail, telling victims of the scam that the organization is giving away over USD2 million in an online lottery connected to the FIFA world cup...

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Fake AVs lure victims using Ford as bait

May 12, 2009 • SecurityComments (1)

Panda Security’s antimalware laboratory has revealed that cyber-crooks are exploiting the current upheaval in America’s motor industry by launching a black hat SEO (Search Engine Optimization) attack...

Panda Security says malware on the rise

May 7, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Panda Security says malware on the rise

Panda Security’s latest malware report says that Trojans make up 73% of all new malware created during the first few months of 2009, while the distribution of spyware has grown rapidly to 13.15%, up from a mere 2.5% in the previous quarter...

Panda introduces thin-client security solution

May 5, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Panda introduces thin-client security solution

Global IT security vendor, Panda Security, has announced the global beta release of Panda Cloud Antivirus, the industry’s first and only free cloud-based antivirus solution. The product has 50% less impact on PC performance when compared to the industry...

Solid financial results for SA tech giant Altech

April 24, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Solid financial results for SA tech giant Altech

South African technology Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company Altech has reported positive results for the financial year ended 28 February ...

Symantec announces new enterprise security products

April 24, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Symantec announces new enterprise security products

Symantec Corp. has announced the imminent release of two new security products – Protection Suite Small Business Edition and Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition – billed as comprehensive solutions designed to secure firms against security...

HP releases new security products

April 23, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on HP releases new security products

Hewlett Packard has announced new releases of its application security software designed to help companies lower costs and protect against malicious web attacks by hackers...

Nigerian banks asked to remove ATM’s

April 16, 2009 • SecurityComments (4)

Nigeria’s central bank has commended the efforts of most Nigerian banks to reach the un-banked segment of its population through the deployment of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) across the nation...

Check Point completes acquisition of Nokia’s security business

April 15, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Check Point completes acquisition of Nokia’s security business

Check Point Software Technologies said its acquisition of the Nokia security appliance business in a twelve-year strategic partnership would enable it to better meet customers’ needs and preferences, with the latest security software on the leading hardware...

Conficker virus threat over-hyped

April 2, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Conficker virus threat over-hyped

Panda Security’s malware detection and analysis laboratory has said that the much-feared reactivation of the Conficker virus has yet to cause massive infections...

Symantec issues virus threat alert

April 2, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Symantec issues virus threat alert

As of 01 April 2009, systems infected with the latest version of the Downadup threat (W32.Downadup.C) will begin to use a new algorithm to determine what domains to contact...

DEAC says spam is on the increase

March 27, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on DEAC says spam is on the increase

According to DEAC, a provider of outsourced IT services, which studies the flow of e-mail among users, e-mail SPAM has increased by 40 percent over the past five years...

ITU in new partnership to fight cyber-crime

March 27, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on ITU in new partnership to fight cyber-crime

THE International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has said its recent partnership with International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) will be crucial in strengthening cyber-security...

Burundi disarmament program needs computers

March 23, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Burundi disarmament program needs computers

A shortage of computers is hampering the disarmament program in Burundi. South Africa has been asked to assist in the program and it is hoped that the initiative will be completed this month...

ITNewsAfrica.com looking for Africa’s ICT thought leaders

March 21, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, SecurityComments Off on ITNewsAfrica.com looking for Africa’s ICT thought leaders

ITNewsAfrica.com is looking for thought leaders in Africa’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector to contribute editorial content to the site. In an effort to share information and opinions about the continent’s burning ICT issues, we...

Cyber-criminals use search engines to trap victims

March 18, 2009 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber-criminals use search engines to trap victims

According to a press release issued by Global IT security vendor Panda Security, cyber-criminals are manipulating search engine results to distribute fake antivirus products...