Latest News for: Africa hacker


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.”.

Hamba kahle, Siyabonga Africa — may the force be with you

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Jul 2021
Siyabonga Africa and I met at a Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg meet-up in, I think, April 2012 ... (Siyabonga Africa/Instagram). It was Siya with whom I travelled to Buenos Aires in 2014, for a Hacks/Hackers meet-up, staying on to discover a little more of the city ... Siyabonga Africa stood unfailingly for science and data.

Kaseya hack floods hundreds of companies with ransomware

Crunch 06 Jul 2021
But hackers associated with the Russia-linked REvil ransomware-as-a-service group are believed to have used a never-before-seen security vulnerability in the software’s update mechanism to push ransomware to Kaseya’s customers, which in turn spread downstream to their customers.

Tucker Carlson and the rest of Fox News are attacking Gen. Mark Milley for opposing racism

Media Matters 25 Jun 2021
On Thursday night, Fox News prime-time host and leading network voice Tucker Carlson delivered a tirade against Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen ... Video file ... Threats to our ally Taiwan, our strategic ally in the Pacific, China's itching to invade them, threats from China's hackers and intel agencies, their growing presence in Africa ... .

'This IS INSANE': Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine

The Bradford Era 09 Jun 2021
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack ... In South Africa, which has the continent’s most robust economy and its biggest coronavirus caseload, just 0.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, according to a worldwide tracker kept by Johns Hopkins University.

NCSC updates schools ransomware guidance amid surge

Computer Weekly 07 Jun 2021
“Ransomware attackers have identified universities’ vulnerabilities as providing something valuable as well as information that is readily exportable,” said SonicWall’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) vice-president, Terry Greer-King. “Hackers can not only disable networks, ...

Work from home makes life easy for hackers

Arabian Business 03 Jun 2021
Work-from-home culture has increased vulnerability to cyber attacks as common mistakes made by corporations and individuals have made life easy for hackers, according to IT security experts at GISEC 2021, the Middle East and Africa’s cybersecurity event, which runs at Dubai World ...

The Cybercrime Bill: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Sierra Express Media 22 May 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 ...

South Africa’s Tutu gets jab to help start inoculation drive

Federal News Radio 18 May 2021
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 89, came out of retirement Monday to help the country launch its drive to inoculate older citizens against the coronavirus ... Learn how the CDC is using the least-privilege model to limit how much damage hackers can do in federal networks in this free webinar.

DarkSide hackers mint money with ransomware franchise

The Keene Sentinel 15 May 2021
When a new ransomware group popped up on the scene last year, the hackers did what’s in vogue for digital extortion organizations these days ... companies, but the hackers also hit firms in Europe, South Africa and Brazil ... The hackers began by demanding $30 million, which would double if payment wasn’t made by a defined date.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.