Category archives for: IT Security

Scammers drool over prospects of Valentine’s Day loot

KnowBe4 Africa Managing Director, Anna Collard. Photo by Dion Henrick, CAJ News Cape Town Bureau.

by DION HENRICK  CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – CYBER security experts are wary of the likelihood of an increase in online attacks and scams ahead of Valentine’s Day, on the back of over 7 000 attacks around dating applications (apps) in 2019. Kaspersky Lab reported the attacks as well on 2 548 users detected, amid 1 […]

Safe internet use promoted in sub-Saharan Africa

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by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A NUMBER of non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa have partnered to raise awareness about internet safety and security. Facebook has partnered the nine organisations to coincide with Safer Internet Day, celebrated on February 11. The partnership is under the theme, “Together for a better Internet.” Facebook’s […]

Huawei pledges UK economic growth after 5G approval

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN response to the United Kingdom (UK) approving it in its 5G rollout, Huawei assured the country of world-leading technology that would contribute to economic growth. It was confirmed on Tuesday UK had cleared the Chinese company to continue supplying equipment for 5G networks in the country. “This evidence-based […]

Telkom trains employees against cyber criminals


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TELKOM South Africa has invested in ongoing employee training and development to ensure cyber security awareness and compliance. The telecommunications service provider believes level of training is critical to ensure corporate compliance to privacy/data protection laws and individual security. KnowBe4 is providing the training. “We identified a gap […]

Scores of ‘Yahoo Boys’ nabbed at Nigeria nightclub

Nigeria's suspected internet fraudsters, 'Yahoo Boys' arrested

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN authorities have arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters during a raid at a nightclub southwest of the country. Some vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones were among items confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) agents following the raid at the popular entertainment club […]

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