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FBI arrested 281 people for Business E-mail Compromise scams

The FBI has arrested 281 around the world for Business E-mail Compromise scams this week including 167 arrests in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey, 15 in Ghana, while the rest of the arrests were made in France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom (UK).

Is cybersecurity in South Africa lagging behind the rest of the world?

With news of high profile ‘hacks’ and breaches of cybersecurity dominating the headlines over the last number of years, cybersecurity is a hot topic today as the world conducts an increasing amount of activity online.

Nigeria is not a major global cybercrime player

The general use of the term "419" affects how Nigeria is portrayed in the western media and how it’s viewed in the world. Above all, the claim that Nigeria is a leader in cybercrime globally is misplaced.

FBI charged 80 people for "Nigerian Money Scam"

The FBI has announced charges against 80 people, most of whom are Nigerian nationals, in what they called a "Nigerian money scam." Fourteen of the suspects were arrested on the morning of 22 August 2019 in California.

Nigerian Obinwanne Okeke arrested by the FBI

Obinwanne Okeke, once listed by Forbes on their 2016 30 under 30 list, has been arrested by the FBI for computer and wire fraud. Okeke was arrested while getting ready to fly out of the USA.

Eran Eyal charged with fraud and computer crimes

Eran Eyal, a South African technology entrepreneur, has been charged in the USA by the New York Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, with fraudulently soliciting investors, making false representations, and computer crimes from his time when he was CEO and Founder of Springleap (a South African online marketplace of creative talent)

Data analysis of how high temperatures affect crime rates in South Africa

Over the past few decades there has been a growing worldwide interest in examining the relationship between weather and various types of crime. Most research in this area has however produced inconsistent and often paradoxical results. For example, some studies have found no seasonal fluctuations in crime. Others have however