Category archives for: IT Security

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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 […]

Africa trails as hackers play the long game

Riaan Badenhorst - Kaspersky Lab

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN executive has raised concern at the continent lagging behind in putting in place necessary plans to respond to rising cyber attacks. According to African respondents in Control Risks’ latest “Cyber Security Landscape” report, 62 percent of firms in Africa do not have any cyber crisis management plans […]

Scammers’ World Cup campaign unearthed

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A global provider of cybersecurity solutions has identified a phishing campaign linked to the start of the ongoing Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup. In the scam unearthed by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, cyber-criminals attempt to lure would-be victims into downloading a schedule of fixtures […]

Nigeria, US team up to tackle cybercrime

Cyber attacks

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is partnering Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies to fight rampant cybercrime. A partnership with the Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) follows the realisation that cybercrime is the latest form of terrorism and alongside corruption, is a growing […]

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