Use of analytics software leads to arrest of wildlife traffickers

Thaks to use of of a new data analytics solution, the multinational Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has managed to arrest 8 people who are responsible for trafficking large consignments of endangered animals. The arrests included some government officials who colluded with the trafickers. In total, 4 arrests were made…

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Leaks R Us

For three consecutive years we, iAfrikan, have broken stories about major data breaches and leaks across Afrika. Some, we've reported on publicly, while others were too sensitive and we simply notified the relevant authorities without publicly reporting on them. These include in 2016, the data leak of Kenya's KCB Bank…

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De Beers' Tracr diamond tracking blockchain platform achieves milestone

Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewellery, has joined De Beers Group's blockchain platform pilot programme. Named Tracr™ (which De Beers has registered as a trade mark), it is an end-to-end diamond blockchain being developed by De Beers Group in collaboration with the diamond industry, During January…

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4 things about the ViewFines website that shocked us

On 24 May 2018 we revealed and reported on how ViewFines, an online traffic fines payments website for South Africans, was the source of the leak of 934,000 personal records of South Africans. This came after its owner, Stephen Birkholtz, admitted to iAfrikan that they did indeed briefly "back…

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ViewFines admits to leak as investigations intensify

In a conversation with iAfrikan last week, ViewFines' Stephen Birkholtz stated that it was their database that was leaked. This came after an iAfrikan investigation, in collaboration with security consultant, Troy Hunt, revealed and confirmed independently that it was indeed ViewFines' user database that was leaked. Added to this, Birkholtz…

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MultiChoice' Netflix and Amazon Prime headache

DISCLOSURE: Showmax BV has done business with iAfrikan Digital as a client and also sponsored iAfrikan's Annual Tech Round-up 2017 event which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, Calvo Mawela (CEO at MultiChoice South Africa stated that as a result of OTT (Over The Top) VOD (Video On Demand) services…

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