Category archives for: IT Security

US, Ghana strengthen ties on cyber security

Cyber attacks

From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – GHANA and the United States are facilitating stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues. The cooperation includes building government capacity to address emerging challenges and shared threats. Senior representatives from both countries have participated in a US Ghana Cyber Study visit, covered key cyber and internet […]

Fax machines exposing companies to hackers

cyber criminals

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ORGANISATIONS and individuals could be hacked via their fax machines using newly discovered vulnerabilities in the communication protocols used in tens of millions of fax devices globally. This is according to new research by a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, which warns that a fax number is […]

Data security non-negotiable to thwart cybercrime


by GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN expert has encouraged businesses of all sizes to put in place modern data security systems to prevent attacks by cybercriminals. The call by expert, Rich Preece, follows widely publicised data security breaches such as those involving Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the South African Deeds Office. These have […]

Benin arrests Nigerian students for alleged cybercrime

Cyber Crime

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – BENIN has released seven Nigerian students that were among 12 tertiary scholars arrested on allegations of cybercrime. Authorities in Benin alleged that based on intelligence, the students were placed on surveillance and were allegedly caught red-handed. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and […]

South Africans wary mobile apps are tracking them


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for South African users. According to cybersecurity experts from Kaspersky Lab, there are rising concerns among consumers about how much of their internet activity is being watched, or whether they are traceable through their online footprint. Kaspersky Lab […]

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