Financial sector at mercy of emerging cyber threats

January 22, 2019 1:11 pm0 comments

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – CYPTOJACKING, encrypted traffic and botnets have been identified as three major attack strategies financial security teams must paying special attention to in addition to mobile threats. By definition, cryptojacking, is the unauthorised use of a user’s computer and devices by cybercriminals in order to mine for valuable online currencies (cryptocurrency) while […]

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Zimbabwe defends condemned internet shutdown

January 17, 2019 2:40 pm2 comments
Zimbabwe internet unblocked

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO – THE Zimbabwean government has justified a blackout in internet connectivity after days of violent protests by citizens over economic problems. The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting argued the Interception of Communications Act provides for the issuing of a warrant to interfere with communications where among other things, public […]

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Zimbabwe hurts own economy with internet shutdown

January 16, 2019 10:03 am5 comments
Internet blocked

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG – THE Zimbabwean government appears to have shot itself in the foot with the shutdown of the internet following violent protests. This comes amid estimations that the already dire economy was losing over US$5 million daily (about R68.6 million) due to the interruptions. A coalition of human rights organisations fighting internet […]

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