Category archives for: IT Security

Kenya bearing biggest brunt of cyber criminals

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from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE millions of cyber attacks occurring yearly across the continent are a cause for concern, particularly for Africa’s larger economies such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is suffering the worst, having been ranked as the 69th most vulnerable country in the Global Threat […]

Unlicensed software costs rise dramatically in SA


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African companies paid almost R5,2 million (about 422 000) in damages for using unlicensed software in 2017, up from R3,6 million in the previous year. This is according to data from the BSA | The Software Alliance, the non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals […]

Cyber spies targetting Middle East, North Africa

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by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A GLOBAL security company has uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign attributed to the continuously developing tensions in the Middle East and North Africa. Kaspersky Lab unearthed the Operation Parliament, which it said was targeting high profile organisations from around the world with a focus on the above-mentioned regions. […]

Kenya most vulnerable to web threats, SA safer


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – KENYA has emerged as the country worst hit by web threats in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) regions. Nigeria, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon are also under threat while other hand, South Africa had among the lowest number of affected users in the region. This is according […]

ICT Guest: Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

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JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – April 10, 2018 – The most recent Global Threat Landscape Report from Fortinet, securers of the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world, says that automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating, making it increasingly difficult for organisations to protect users, applications and devices. The Fortinet Q4 Global Threat […]

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