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Algeria has Africa's highest malware levels

African countries dominate the list where users face local and web security threats.

Angola adopts financial crime screening tech.

Angola adopts financial crime screening tech

Country's central bank is the fourth in Africa to adopt SWIFT technology that screens customers.

UK criminal complaint over alleged Ethiopian digital spying.

UK criminal complaint over alleged Ethiopian digital spying

Watchdog group Privacy International alleges that Ethiopia has spied on a refugee’s computer.

South Korean firm wins Uganda voter biometric deal.

South Korean firm wins Uganda voter biometric deal

Firm called Suprema is set to provide several thousand of its scanners for citizen identification.

Solar powered CCTV device maker targets African cities.

Solar powered CCTV device maker targets African cities

City surveillance in Africa, which may be held back by power constraints, could get a boost.

Malware ‘njRAT’ gains popularity among Arabic speaking hackers.

Malware ‘njRAT’ gains popularity among Arabic speaking hackers

Remote access tool targets North African and Middle East civilians and governments.

Orange to sell cyber defense offerings in Africa.

Orange to sell cyber defense offerings in Africa

French telco’s acquisition of IT security firm Atheos could help win more African business.

Gemalto launches new immigration control solution

Gemalto launches new immigration control solution

The solution integrates software and services to enhance security of border checkpoints.

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Kenyan bid to stop 'flawed' AU cybersecurity convention

A Nairobi Strathmore university centre is opposing the potential January adoption of a law that may curb internet freedoms.

Symantec opens management centre for customers.

Symantec opens management centre for customers

The centre aims to provide a world-class experience across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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‘Syria, Egypt strife sparks surge in cyber attacks’

Number of hacktivism incidents especially in the Gulf have surged, says McAfee.