Cyber security

Cyberattacks in Africa mirrors other parts of the globe

Cyberattacks in Africa mirrors other parts of the globe

With digital transformation, a top priority on the corporate agenda as companies identify new ways to grow their business, cyber attackers and opportunist cybercriminals remain very active. And although Africa is not necessarily considered a focus area for the more sophisticated types of cybercriminal activity such as targeted attacks or advanced persistent threats (APTs), the […]
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64% of Kenyan businesses unaware about privacy laws: Survey

64% of Kenyan businesses unaware about privacy laws: Survey

Only 36 per cent of Kenyan businesses are aware of privacy laws governing their marketing activities, despite Data Protection Act (DPA) being in effect since 2019. The recent survey, conducted by WorldWideWorx and commissioned by global technology company Zoho, also revealed that even though businesses are concerned about the privacy of customer’s data in the […]
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SophosAI unveils 4 open AI developments to counter cyberattacks

SophosAI unveils 4 open AI developments to counter cyberattacks

Sophos has announced four new open Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments to help broaden and sharpen the industry’s defences against cyberattacks. The new developments include datasets, tools and methodologies designed to advance industry collaboration and cumulative innovation. This move accelerates a key Sophos objective to open its data science breakthroughs and make the use of AI […]
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KECOBO secures landmark court order against InternetService Providers

KECOBO secures landmark court order against Internet Service Providers

A recent study by Kaspersky indicates that Kenya is now Africa’s easiest target for cybercriminals. According to the report, the East African country accounted for more than 1 out of every 2 million online attacks on the continent. Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, estimated that content piracy cost government and the creative […]
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Brazilian banking malware goes global, now targeting smartphone users

Brazilian banking malware goes global, now targeting smartphone users

A banking trojan is targeting mobile app users in Brazil – and researchers warn that its operator has big plans to expand abroad. A new banking trojan has been discovered targeting Android users, with the capabilities to spy on 153 mobile apps from various banks, cryptocurrencies and exchanges. Researchers describe the banking trojan, called Ghimob, […]
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How to check if your Android of iPhone device is fake in Kenya

How to check if your Android or iPhone device is fake in Kenya

There are numerous cellphone manufacturers producing counterfeit or copies of mobile phones which usually appear very genuine but are of very low quality. You should only buy a phone made by a trusted manufacturer and ensure that you check the phone’s specific model number, available colours, features, what software and hardware come included and if […]
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