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Obama’s computer ‘hacked’

November 7, 2008 • SecurityComments (1)

Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Barack Obama and John McCain campaign teams during the US presidential race and stole a ”serious amount of files” in an operation that US government cyber experts believe originated from China...

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PandaLabs lists Halloween’s scariest malware

November 3, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on PandaLabs lists Halloween’s scariest malware

Halloween is a night of costumes, witches and monsters – and all too often fear. This year Panda has listed the most terrifying examples of malware, which no matter how they are disguised, you should never invite to your party… or your computer: Read full...

Financial crisis triggers cyber-crime surge

October 29, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Financial crisis triggers cyber-crime surge

Panda Security has issued a security alert that reveals a direct correlation between the recent stock market volatility and the growth of new threats...

Yahoo and Microsoft to fight email lottery scams

October 29, 2008 • SecurityComments (37)

Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams. The two companies have signed on with Western Union and the African Development Bank to head a new effort to aid victims of the attacks and help catch the perpetrators...

McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection locally available

October 29, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection locally available

The dedicated McAfee division at Workgroup has announced the immediate availability of McAfee Anti-Theft File Protection, a security software solution that provides privacy and theft protection for valuable files stored on a ...

New Panda Managed Office Protection offers cost reduction and greater profitability to Africa’s channel

October 27, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on New Panda Managed Office Protection offers cost reduction and greater profitability to Africa’s channel

Panda Security, a global leader in IT security, has presented Panda Managed Office Protection to the Channel. This Web-based subscription service for professionals (SOHO), SMBs and companies with branch offices will help drive Channel sales, as it is a...

Standard Bank & MTN Swaziland partner to deliver mobile banking

October 24, 2008 • SecurityComments (1)

STANDARD Bank and MTN Swaziland will soon be launching mobile banking in the Kingdom, The Observer said. Meanwhile, the two companies have partnered to offer a mobile top-up service, where customers can now load airtime from the ...

30 million computers infected by fake antivirus programmes

October 24, 2008 • SecurityComments (1)

According to Panda Security, the global software vendor, a new wave of fake antivirus programmes has infected more than 30 million users, earning cyber-crooks hundreds of millions in the process...

Infections from the web: cyber-crooks get clever

October 24, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Infections from the web: cyber-crooks get clever

As security laboratories predicted at the beginning of the year, the use of web pages to distribute malware is becoming a popular trend...

Solutions to Manage Growing Influx of Spam and E-mail-Borne Threats

October 21, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Solutions to Manage Growing Influx of Spam and E-mail-Borne Threats

Networks Unlimited and IronPort Systems Inc., a leading provider of solutions that protect businesses against spam, viruses and malware, and now part of Cisco, today announced hardware platforms for its enterprise- and carrier-grade e-mail security appliances...

Fortinet and Dimension Data Form Global Partnership

October 21, 2008 • SecurityComments (1)

Fortinet, a provider of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, has signed a global agreement with Dimension Data to integrate, install and provide consultancy services for Fortinet’s network security solutions to enterprises worldwide...

Workgroup signs OEM agreement with CA

October 10, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Workgroup signs OEM agreement with CA

Workgroup’s dedicated CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) division has announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with CA to further accelerate the adoption of CA security products in South Africa...

Southern Sudan appeals for investment in ICT sector

October 10, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Southern Sudan appeals for investment in ICT sector

The government of Southern Sudan has urged international investors to consider opportunities the country’s ICT sector...

419 scam hits Kenya

October 7, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on 419 scam hits Kenya

Kenyans have not been spared by cyber crooks, an increase in fraud has been witnessed and the victims have lost heavily...

Riverbed to Announce Third Quarter Financial Results

October 3, 2008 • SecurityComments Off on Riverbed to Announce Third Quarter Financial Results

Riverbed Technology , the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced the company will release third quarter fiscal year 2008 financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, October 23, 2008. Read full story...

South Africa: iPhone launch exploited by “pharming” attack

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on South Africa: iPhone launch exploited by “pharming” attack

A Trojan purporting to be a video of the iPhone is at the centre of a new pharming attack The malicious payload of the Trojan can result in users being redirected to fraudulent web pages when they try to access their online bank. The aim is to steal...