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Data breach at ICRC

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A data breach at the International Council of the Red Cross (ICRC) could have serious implications for humanitarian aid according to the United States...

ISS: Keeping the humanitarian sector in Africa safe from digital threats

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Last month’s cyber-attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross and its affiliated bodies showed that the humanitarian community isn’t immune from cybercrime....

Deluge of digital repression threatens African security

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African governments are using the pretext of security to restrict digital communications and citizens’ rights. In the process, they are inadvertently contributing to economic...

Look out for these cybersecurity trends in 2022

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By all accounts, Africa’s post-pandemic future looks bright because innovation, enthusiasm and technology will support economic growth in 2022. But there is a dark...

Ransomware attack on Australian utility claimed by Russian-speaking criminals

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One of the most prolific Russian-speaking ransomware gangs has claimed credit for a weekend attack on an Australian electric utility serving millions of people. Australian...

Lamola welcomes ramping of Cybercrimes Act

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has welcomed the coming into operation of certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act, with effect from 1...

Burkina Faso lifts internet suspension a day after violent protest

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The Burkina Faso government said it was lifting a suspension on the mobile internet from Sunday evening, a week after imposing the ban for...

Israel slashes list of countries that can buy cyber tech – report

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Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by...

Burkina Faso government extends internet suspension amid protests

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Burkina Faso’s government, facing mounting public anger over repeated killings by Islamist militants, extended its suspension of mobile internet service on Wednesday while offering...

Iran’s Mahan Air says its has foiled a cyber attack – TV

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A cyber attack against Iranian private airline Mahan Air has been foiled, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, adding that the airliner's flight schedule...

ISS: Pandora Papers and the power of open-source data

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Alternative forms of data can force accountability, especially in countries where the democratic space is being eroded. On 3 October the International Consortium of Investigative...

Probe into Indonesian police hack underway

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Indonesian police are investigating claims by a hacker who said stolen personal data of thousands of police officers has been stolen, the latest cyberattack...

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the...

Calls for new laws as tech fuels ‘explosion’ of online sex abuse

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As a schoolgirl, Sarah Cooper became close to an online buddy called “J”, bonding over a love of pop singers like Lady Gaga and...

US to partner with Israel to combat ransomware attacks

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The US Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force...

US blacklists Israeli hacking tool vendor NSO Group

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The US Commerce Department added Israel's NSO Group and Candiru to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, saying they sold spyware to foreign governments that...
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Iran says cyberattack causes widespread disruption at gas stations

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A cyberattack disrupted the sale of heavily subsidised gasoline in Iran on Tuesday, state media reported, causing long queues at gas stations across the...

Hackers-for-hire are biggest cybersecurity threat – EU agency

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Hackers-for-hire emerged as the biggest threat to online security in the last 15 months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and home working creating opportunities for...

African countries “vulnerable” to cybercrime – Interpol

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A new Interpol report will assist African agencies charged with combatting cybercrime to better understand major threats and formulate a co-ordinated regional response. Cybercrimes, the...

Governments turn tables on ransomware gang REvil by pushing it offline – sources

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The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working...

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