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'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.

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.

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 ... .

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.

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.