Category archives for: IT Security

Online criminals treble the threat


from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – CYBER criminal attacks increased threefold over the past year with a total of 8,5 million malicious installations identified, a report obtained from Lagos highlights. According to Kasperky Lab, this means that, in the space of just one year (2016) a volume equivalent to 50 percent […]

Scammers revel at growth of digital banking

Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS have been urged to be more vigilant and familiarize themselves with the different types of online banking fraud, in the wake of a surge of cybercriminals. The culprits are making the most of the access to banking services through digital channels continuing to grow. Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at […]

Saab inks multi-million tech transfer with Hindustan

Saab tech transfer

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INDIA’S Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL’s) Avionics Division will deliver transfer of technology (ToT) to South Africa’s Saab Grintek Defence (SGD). This follows a contract valued at ZAR112 million (USD8.5 million), confirmed on Friday. The agreement will see the transfer of technology for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive […]

Cyber criminals wrecking more havoc across globe

cyber attack 2

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BANKS, telecommunication companies and government organisations in Africa and around the globe are at the mercy of cyber criminals that have breached 40 countries using hidden malware. The infamous GCMAN and Carbanak groups are the primary suspects. Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company, said its experts had discovered […]

Accra, Cairo to host global IT security events


From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS and information technology assurance, governance and cyber-security professionals will meet in Egypt and Ghana this year to discuss trends in the sectors. ISACA, a global association previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, is organising the events. The African sessions will […]

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