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Fintech PalmPay Celebrates Massive User Milestone in Nigeria

Lagos-based fintech PalmPay has today announced that it has reached 10 million users in Nigeria. The company says that this represents a doubling in its user base within just six months and only 3 years after the company launched in...

The Great Phishing Fail

In 2021, phishing attacks increased by 7.3% according to the ESET Threat Report, and the Cisco 2021 Cybersecurity threat trends report revealed that around 86% of organisations had at least one person click a phishing link. This echoes the...

Mobile Malware Attacks Across Africa are on the Decline – Why It Isn’t a Good Thing

While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead. These and...

How to Protect Yourself from Gift Card Scams This Holiday Season

This holiday season checking off that gift list will look a little different than in past years. Many shoppers are planning to rely on e-commerce for a significant amount of their holiday shopping. Digital gift card sales are also likely to...

How a Small Email Phish Can Become a Million Rand Ransom

Cybercrime is smart, innovative, and agile. Cybercriminals are well-rewarded for their innovative attack vectors and have no incentive to stop finding inventive ways of penetrating systems and moving past the most vulnerable defences. According to Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed...

How Remote Work Makes Financial Insider Threats A Bigger Challenge

Now more than ever, insider threats pose a serious risk to financial institutions, especially those that have transitioned to alternate work environments to ensure business continuity, warns Fortinet. Fortinet’s 2020 Securing Remote Work Survey revealed that the shift to remote...

Altron Security Appoints New Managing Director

JSE-listed technology company Altron has appointed Andrew Whittaker as its new Managing Director of Altron Security with effect from 1 December 2021. Previously Executive: Services and Business Development at Altron Security, Whittaker was responsible for sales, business development, marketing,...

Is South Africa a Playground for Cybercriminals?

The Attacks From All Angles 2021 Mid-year Cybersecurity Report by Trend Micro highlighted a 47% year-on-year increase in email threats as well as malicious files and URLs in the first quarter of 2021 globally. South Africa’s technology landscape is almost...

The New DDoS ‘Normal’ is Not Normal in Any Way

Threat actors will never turn down an opportunity for innovation, and the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an enormous such opportunity. We are seeing this quite clearly in the numbers coming through – and the new ‘normal’ around distributed denial...

Apple Issues Urgent Spyware Fix – Update Your iPhone Now

Apple has released an urgent update for its iPhone software that addresses a critical vulnerability that has already been exploited by a notorious surveillance software, according to independent researchers. CNN reports that researchers from the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab...
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Oracle’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner

Infobip, a global cloud communications platform and a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has strengthened its collaboration with...
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