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Petya ransomware unleashes havoc, raises alarm worldwide

Petya ransomware unleashes havoc, raises alarm worldwide

Businesses urged to ensure software is up-to-date and all files are backed up.

Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya excel on global cybersecurity ranking

Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya excel on global cybersecurity ranking

Three countries have shown the biggest commitment to cybersecurity among African countries, according to ITU report.

Cyber criminals use disasters to mount attacks

Cyber criminals use disasters to mount attacks

Security expert warns of the exploitation of employee behaviour during disasters as part of the ongoing cyber war.

First WannaCry, now Fireball

First WannaCry, now Fireball

Latest digital threat picked up by cyber security firm Check Point has infected over 250 million computers globally – with infections also detected in Africa.

'WannaCry': update systems warn Africa's security specialists

'WannaCry': update systems warn Africa's security specialists

Attack widely reported as the largest of its kind observed.

Cyber criminals targeting mobile phones 'a major issue for Africa'

Cyber criminals targeting mobile phones 'a major issue for Africa'

Cyber security expert says mobile phones will account for almost one-tenth of African GDP by the end of the decade – which makes cybercrime a major issue.

A new Kaspersky partner program for security services providers

A new Kaspersky partner program for security services providers

Global cybersecurity firm says the offering will help MSPs meet demand for IT security services and attract new customers in SMB markets.

Is Africa heeding the WannaCry wakeup call?

Is Africa heeding the WannaCry wake-up call?

In the wake of increasing ransomware threat levels, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission have introduced new internet security guidelines.

IoT, the internet of threats says Fortinet

IoT, the internet of threats says Fortinet

Cyber security solutions firm says globally, CXOs are concerned about threats from digital disruptors, but also about how to protect a potentially complex digital enterprise.

South Africa, Ivory Coast top list of African WannaCry ransomware targets

South Africa, Ivory Coast top list of African WannaCry ransomware targets

Data on countries affected shows that the majority of attacks on the African continent are in SA and Ivory Coast.

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

New ransomware samples increased 80% since the beginning of 2016, among other statistics highlighted in research released by IT security specialist.