Kenya’s digital economy worst hit by cyber-crime

March 4, 2019 8:37 am2 comments
Riaan Badenhorst, the General Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG – KENYA is increasingly becoming a victim of its renowned status as the continent’s leading digital economy. The East African country, the biggest regional economy, has emerged a favourite hunting ground for cyber-criminals with nearly 20 million internet-borne cyber-threats detected on computers in 2018, according to Kaspersky Lab Africa. This translates to […]

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Huawei commits $2 billion to enhance cybersecurity

February 21, 2019 4:34 am4 comments
Eric Xu

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI Technologies is investing at least $2 billion as part of a commitment to addressing cybersecurity. Executives said the investment would be used primarily for legacy code refactoring, training or upskilling of research and design (R&D) engineers. Eric Xu, Huawei Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating Chief Executive Officer, […]

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Americans fall prey to Nigeria scammers

February 4, 2019 10:00 am10 comments
Romance scams

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – NIGERIA’S anti-corruption agency has arrested 15 suspects for allegedly swindling American nationals through internet fraud and romance scams. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested the suspects aged between 21 and 35 years during a raid in the city of Ibadan in the inland Oyo State. It is alleged […]

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