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The Cybercrime Bill: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Sierra Express Media 02 Apr 2021
On the other hand, cyber security is ultimately about protecting government and corporate networks, seeking to make it difficult for unethical hackers to find and exploit vulnerabilities. It is an undisputable fact that due to the upsurge in the Internet usage in Africa, there is ...
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Is Africa Going to Regulate Cryptocurrency?

Business Day Online 23 Mar 2021
Many countries in Africa have made it legal to use and trade cryptocurrency whereas others are still imposing restrictions on the use of cryptocurrency. Thus, on a bigger picture, we can say that the whole of Africa is not going to regulate cryptocurrency but, certain countries have regulated and others are in the process of regulation.
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Benevolent hackers make millions during pandemic year

Metro UK 11 Mar 2021
Virtuous hackers have earned a combined £28 million for finding and reporting software bugs during the pandemic last year, according to a leading flaw reporting service ... Most white hat hackers do so in their spare time and are spread across the globe, from Africa to Asia, earning sums anywhere from a few hundred dollars to many thousands.
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U.S. Charges Three North Koreans in $1.3 Billion Hacking Spree

Hamodia 18 Feb 2021
The indictment pins the blame on the hackers for breaking into banks across South and Southeast Asia, Mexico, and Africa by penetrating the financial institutions’ networks and abusing the SWIFT protocol to steal money ... In one 2016 heist alone – at the Bangladesh Bank – the hackers are alleged to have made off with $81 million.
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US charges three North Koreans in $1.7 billion hacking spree

Straits Times 17 Feb 2021
The indictment also pins the blame on the hackers for breaking into banks across south and southeast Asia, Mexico, and Africa by breaking into the financial institutions’ networks and abusing the SWIFT protocol, and deploying malicious applications from March 2018 through September 2020 targeting cryptocurrency applications.
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US charges three North Koreans for major hacks and cyber-thefts

Al Jazeera 17 Feb 2021
The three hackers were responsible for a wide-ranging series of cyberattacks beginning in 2014 with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and thefts from banks in Asia and Africa the indictment alleges ... At times, the three North Korean hackers worked from locations in other countries including Russia and China, the US officials said.
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U.S. charges North Korean hackers in $1.3 billion theft scheme

Sandhills Express 17 Feb 2021
The hackers attempted to steal more than $1.2 billion from banks in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Mexico, Malta and Africa by hacking their computer networks and sending fraudulent messages through a communication system, created ransomware known as WannaCry 2.0 and extorted victims after stealing confidential information, prosecutors allege.
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The Intelligence Community’s Massive January 6 Failure

The Daily Beast 09 Feb 2021
Sept ... We’ve been “surprised” for over a half century now, from Oklahoma City to the New York island, from Tehran to Beirut and Egypt and Libya to East Africa and, now, right here at home again, with Russian and Chinese hackers rifling through our computers and Christian nationalists ransacking the Capitol to make white power our official religion ... .
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How Michael Jones Changed Our Daily Lives

The Atlantic 26 Jan 2021
... the email account and related electronic identities of my wife, Deb, were taken over by a hacker ... Deb’s account was an early vector for such a scam—pulled off by a hacker, later traced to West Africa, whose first step was to permanently erase the entirety of her existing messages.
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SA hospitals under further strain due to increase in cyber attacks

Independent online (SA) 09 Jan 2021
In June last year, hackers targeted the Life Healthcare hospital chain, which has 66 hospitals in South Africa ... “What we are noticing over the last few months in South Africa is that hackers are copying client information out ... “Also if a hacker does gain access to medical information, nothing is preventing them from making changes to records.
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LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES: Counting down 2020

Times-Tribune 31 Dec 2020
Hackers didn’t limit their nuisances to the WHO ... In August, it again reported about a breach, this time mostly contained within South Africa where 800,000 businesses’ and another 24 million individuals’ records were compromised ... Hackers raked in between $50-70 million before giving back access to Cognizant’s own data.
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Covid-19: Italy reports highest daily death toll and tightens restrictions for Christmas

The Irish Times 04 Dec 2020
Facebook said it will start removing false claims about immunisations that have been debunked by public health experts. MeanwhileIBM and US officials are sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of vaccines. South Africa.
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A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It ...

Business Insider 22 Oct 2020
Trustwave said the hacker was selling data that included the names, addresses, age, gender, and political affiliation of 186 million voters ... Although much of the information for sale by the hacker was about American citizens, the hacker was also selling data about people living in the UK, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa, the report said.
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Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to Charities

Bitcoin 21 Oct 2020
A group of hackers has donated some of the bitcoin it extorted via ransomware attacks to charities, claiming that it wants to “make the world a better place.” However, the law says donations from ill-gotten gains must be rejected but charities have no way of returning donated bitcoin to the hackers. Hackers Donate Bitcoin to Charities.
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Hackers hit South African government fund for children and missing people

Canada Dot Com 30 Sep 2020
JOHANNESBURG — Hackers attacked a South Africa’s justice department fund last week, the department said on ...
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