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South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus apologises to fans as he's left red-faced after ...

The Daily Mail 04 Jun 2022
Erasmus, 49, put the retweeting of the pornographic material down to 'hackers' before he sought advice from his 89,500 followers on how to remove the retweet himself ... 'Guys the hackers still seem to have the retweet from earlier appearing in some places although it has been deleted on my side and reported.
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At least 2 Jordanian journalists targeted by Pegasus spyware

CPJ 06 Apr 2022
“Jordanian authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate the alleged surveillance of journalist Suhair Jaradat and a second unidentified journalist, and ensure those responsible are held to account,” said Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator.
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Is the writing on the wall for credit bureaus and banks?

Independent online (SA) 04 Apr 2022
TransUnion, a US-based global consumer credit-checking agency, was alerted on Friday by a group calling itself, N4ughtySec – bad actors (hackers) apparently based in Brazil – claiming to be responsible for breaching cybersecurity at TransUnion South Africa, and demanding ransom money of some $15 million (R219.1m).
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Celebrities: Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

Taipei Times 31 Mar 2022
The US has no native monkeys, but the smallish vervets have roamed Dania Beach, Florida since the late 1940s after a dozen were brought from West Africa ... Hackers were able to take over the sidechain and empty its coffers apparently without anyone realizing, something experts say would be all but impossible on the ethereum blockchain.
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Cyberattacks: personal data and money are vulnerable

Independent online (SA) 22 Mar 2022
According to a Cyberthreat Assessment report in late 2021 by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), the most prominent threats to South Africa are online scams, digital extortion, business e-mail compromise, ransomware and botnets ... This places South Africa behind only Russia.
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Over 300 cybersecurity companies participate in GISEC Global 2022

Gulf News 21 Mar 2022
The UAE Cyber Security Council will host the Global Cybersecurity Congress and the first-ever National Bug Bounty programme, hosting over 100 international ethical hackers, while dedicated conference tracks will probe the cybersecurity landscapes in Saudi Arabia and Africa, while ...
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South Africans face trust deficit, Edelman’s report finds

Independent online (SA) 03 Mar 2022
... according to Edelman South Africa ... Job loss ranked as the top societal fear in South Africa, followed by climate change, hackers and cyberattacks, losing freedoms as a citizen and experiencing prejudice and racism ... Ntombela said such low trusts did dent South Africa’s brand image.
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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival projects we're still thinking about

Engadget 04 Feb 2022
I went on quite the trip watching Cosmogony ... Part musical, part Afro-cyberpunk fairy tale, Neptune Frost presents a unique vision of the future via Africa, a continent typically ignored by traditional science fiction. The film follows a transgender hacker, who comes across a mystical commune filled with other people who find comfort in technology ... .
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Microsoft seizes dozens of websites used by China-based hacking group

Beijing News 07 Dec 2021
Declining to publically identify organisations targetted on the newly revealed hacking campaign, the tech firm said that Chinese hackers had a history of trying to gather sensitive data from diplomatic organizations and foreign affairs ministries across North and South America, and in Europe and Africa.
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Court order seizes websites used by China-based hacking group, Microsoft says

News-Press Now 06 Dec 2021
But the tech firm said the Chinese hackers had a history of trying to gather sensitive data from diplomatic organizations and foreign affairs ministries across North and South America, and in Europe and Africa ... Any setback to the Chinese hacking group or others will likely be temporary as the hackers can find new infrastructure to use.
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30 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky in Nigeria, Kenya, SA this year

Independent online (SA) 14 Oct 2021
OUT of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region measured between January to June this year, more than 30 000 of these attacks combined originated from Nigeria (14 071), Kenya (10 697) and South Africa (5 499).
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Kaspersky blocks over 30,000 mobile malware attacks in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa in 6 months

Algeria Times 13 Oct 2021
Out of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in just 6-months measured, between January to June 2021, over 30 000 of these attacks combined originated from Nigeria (14 071), Kenya (10 697), and South Africa (5 499).
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Kaspersky blocks more than 30 000 mobile malware attacks combined in Nigeria, Kenya,and South Africa

Business Ghana 12 Oct 2021
Out of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky (africa.Kaspersky.com) solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in just 6-months measured, between January to June 2021, over 30 000 of these attacks combined originated from Nigeria (14 071), Kenya (10 697), and South Africa (5 499).
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NEC XON wants to change cybersecurity solutions in South Africa

Algeria Times 09 Oct 2021
Africa’s organisations need cybersecurity solutions and services more compelling and relevant to the challenges they ...Hackers have hammered South Africa’s government organisations and private enterprises in the past few months,” says Jason Barr, Executive.
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Reefer exports prioritised after cyber attack on South Africa's container terminals

Fresh Plaza 23 Jul 2021
On a 702/Cape Talk radio show a cyber security intelligence expert postulated that recent events in South Africa could have alerted the attention of hackers “looking for soft targets and figuring out how to take advantage of poorly managed environments.”.

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