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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.

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.

'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.

Nigeria questions WannaCry report

Nigeria questions WannaCry report

NITDA head claims contrary to how a Fortinet report evaluates Nigeria, there were no major incidents reported within the West African country.

More biometric tech for Botswana Police Service

More biometric tech for Botswana Police Service

Morpho SA contracted to provide an upgrade on existing platform.

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.

Hackers invited to disrupt Botswana's electronic voting machines

Hackers invited to disrupt Botswana's electronic voting machines

Officials have organised a system demonstration in a bid to address ongoing security concerns.

Zambia recruits Israeli cyber security firm

Zambia recruits Israeli cyber security firm

Company will work with authorities to establish cyber security institute.

Kenyan patient records vulnerable to breaches

Kenyan patient records vulnerable to breaches

 

Absence of laws to govern the management of digital medical records encourages service providers to innovate.

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.

Zambia to force ISPs to help with cybercrime

Zambia to force ISPs to help with cybercrime

Govt tables set of Bills designed to protect sensitive information and prosecute those it considers to be cybercriminals.