Russia’s silent assassins defraud African banks

Cyber attack

Cyber attack by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG – BANKS in Sub-Saharan Africa are at the mercy of a Russian speaking hacking group, most likely to be the infamous Silence outfit previously responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from banks across the world. The Silence group is one of the most active Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors. The More...

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Microsoft's Windows 7
By On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Windows7 demise leaves users vulnerable to cyber crooks

Microsoft’s Windows 7 by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG – AS of January 14, a quarter of the world’s personal computers (PCs) will be more vulnerable to ransomware as Windows 7 end of life. Microsoft More...

Overpopulated Nigeria demand more jobs, energy and better life
By On Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
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Nigerians’ top expectations for 2020 revealed

Overpopulated Nigeria demand more jobs, energy and better life from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – A MAJORITY of citizens in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, expect improvements in the More...

Nigeria media
By On Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Media boost as Africa’s largest economy goes digital

Nigeria media from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – NIGERIAN media have volunteered to complement the government’s drive towards a digital economy. This follows the recent launch of the Digital More...

Nigeria fraudsters bust for conning overseas-based women
By On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Women overseas hit by Nigeria romance scams

Nigeria fraudsters bust for conning overseas-based women from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – A NIGERIA court has sentenced three fraudsters for conning overseas-based women of thousands of dollars More...

Dr Iqbal Survé, Chairman of Sekunjalo
By On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Pan-African Blockchain system to boost fintech

Dr Iqbal Survé, Chairman of Sekunjalo from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN – A pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem is projected to develop a robust new generation of financial infrastructure More...

Maize crop in South Africa
By On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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COMMODITIES: Impending grain deficit rekindles GMO consideration

Maize crop in South Africa by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG – AMID strong indications that Southern Africa is headed for yet another year of poor agricultural output, experts have advised policymakers to More...

Black Friday
By On Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Cyber criminals on the prowl for Black Friday

Black Friday by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH African consumers have been urged to be wary of cyber criminals likely to make the most of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy. Consumers More...

US - China trade war
By On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Huawei resists US ban, global smartphone slump

US – China trade war by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI is the only global smartphone vendor to achieve double-digit growth in smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2019, as it continues More...

Nigerian fraudster Hope Olusegun Aroke arrested
By On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Imprisoned Nigerian scammer commits million-dollar fraud

Nigerian fraudster Hope Olusegun Aroke arrested from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – THE Nigerian Correctional Service has opened investigations after a prisoner allegedly masterminded internet More...