Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

Batten down
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Malawi to better
protect finance sector.

Wednesday, Feb 19th

ESET warns against alternative Android app stores

ESET warns against alternative Android app stores

The company advised users to always download apps from official app stores and practice caution when downloading any internet content.

Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya – Africa's top cybercrime fighters

Mauritius, Rwanda and Kenya – Africa's top cybercrime fighters

On average, continent rates poorly globally in efforts to combat cybercrime according to Global Cybersecurity Index.

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.

 Global attack likely cover for Ukraine malware installation

Global attack likely cover for Ukraine malware installation

The target of the virus that spread from Ukraine across the world is likely to have been that country's computer infrastructure, say police.

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.

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.

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.

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.