Category archives for: IT Security

167 Nigerians arrested for fraud in America

US courts

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – UNITED States (US) authorities have arrested 281 suspects during a crackdown against online fraud. A majority of the suspects (167) arrested over a four-month period are Nigerians. The operation to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes resulted in the seizure of nearly $3,7 million (R54,4 […]

Multimillion-dollar boost for South Africa’s 4IR

Cybercrime

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AN investment of R140 million (US$9,2 million) by an American multinational technology conglomerate is poised to enhance South Africa’s digital future. Cisco has signed the partnership with the government. The investment focuses on three key areas: job creation through Cisco incubation centres, skills and […]

Global consequences of a Google, Huawei fallout

Gartner Vice President for Research, Annette Zimmermann

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A RESEARCH executive has offered insights into the global consequences of Google’s revocation of its Android licence from Huawei following a trade spat between the United States and China. Annette Zimmermann, Vice President of Gartner Research, said consequentially, Google was in a predicament with these differences with a company […]

South Africa offered opportunity to lead in 4IR

Cybercrime

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE cybersecurity skills gap offers South Africa an opportunity to lead in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), a business executive said at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The World Economic Forum is scheduled for Cape Town from September 4 to 6. Sandro […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

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