Category archives for: IT Security

Kenya’s digital economy worst hit by cyber-crime

Riaan Badenhorst, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Africa

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KENYA is increasingly becoming a victim of its renowned status as the continent’s leading digital economy. The East African country, the biggest regional economy, has emerged a favourite hunting ground for cyber-criminals with nearly 20 million internet-borne cyber-threats detected on computers in 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab Africa. […]

Huawei commits $2 billion to enhance cybersecurity

Eric Xu

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI Technologies is investing at least $2 billion as part of a commitment to addressing cybersecurity. Executives said the investment would be used primarily for legacy code refactoring, training or upskilling of research and design (R&D) engineers. Eric Xu, Huawei Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating Chief […]

Americans fall prey to Nigeria scammers

Online dating and scams

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S anti-corruption agency has arrested 15 suspects for allegedly swindling American nationals through internet fraud and romance scams. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the suspects aged between 21 and 35 years during a raid in the city of Ibadan in the inland […]

Cybercrime: EMEA endures most vulnerable period

Phishing attacks

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESSES in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have been urged to be vigilant in the middle of a surge phishing attacks. Fraud incidents between October and January jump over 50 percent compared to the annual average. F5 Networks, in collaboration with Webroot, has launched its second annual […]

Financial sector at mercy of emerging cyber threats

Cybercrime

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CYPTOJACKING, encrypted traffic and botnets have been identified as three major attack strategies financial security teams must paying special attention to in addition to mobile threats. By definition, cryptojacking, is the unauthorised use of a user’s computer and devices by cybercriminals in order to mine for valuable online […]

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