Category archives for: IT Security

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 […]

Biometric technology deployed in SA could prove risky


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE use of biometrics is set to go mainstream in South Africa, as Home Affairs and local banks roll out major identification projects. However, not all biometrics technologies are equal, and some may come back to bite the enterprises rolling them out. This is the warning of industry […]

Support for Kenya’s new discordant cybercrime law


from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – A technology executive has defended Kenya’s divisive Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, urging all organisations in the country to support it and eliminate rampant cyber attacks. The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the legislation into law on May 16 amid most of the news […]

Kenya bearing biggest brunt of cyber criminals

cyber criminals

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 […]

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