Cyber crime

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Nigerian students arrested for cyber crimes in Benin Republic

Authorities in the Benin Republic have released 7 of the 12 students from Nigeria who are alleged to have committed cyber crimes in the country. This comes after Nigeria's Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, announced their release and explained that initially it

Central Bank of Nigeria's guidelines on cyber security risks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued a letter and a draft document outlining how financial institutions in the West Afrikan country should deal with cyber security related risks. The main reason it has issued the draft "risk-based cyber-security framework", CBN explains, is because of the recent

The human factor of cyber crime

Cyber crime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last week, the company had reported

Different ways footballers and fans can be hacked during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Visitors to the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be eager to enjoy the football and soak up the culture. But safety concerns are lurking in the background of this tournament. Whether it is the threat of racial abuse, football hooliganism, or falling victim to fraud, many football fans have

Preventing cyber-attacks in 2018

Cyber security was a massive concern for most organisations in 2017 and looks to continue to be a headache for CIOs in 2018. Symantec recently released their cyber security predictions for 2018, listing the many concerns that CIOs and InfoSec specialists may have in store for them this year. The

81% of cyber security incidents in Nigeria are unresolved or unreported

A 2017 report titled "Demystifying the Africa Cyber Security Poverty Line" has revealed that approximately 81% of cyber security incidents in Nigeria go unreported or unresolved. Furthermore, the report revealed that cyber crime cost Nigeria an estimated $649 million in 2017. The report was published by Serianu Limited

Kenya's High Court suspended some sections of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act

Kenya's High Court, through Judge Chacha Mwita, has suspended 26 sections of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, 2018. This follows a petition filed by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). Judge Mwita granted the request by BAKE, Article 19 and the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) to give conservatory