Cyber Security

Takaful Insurance Firm offer cyber-crime solutions

Takaful Insurance Firm offer cyber-crime solutions

Business, Cyber Security
In current times, we are seeing companies offer insurance solutions that cover cyber-crime because it is a trustworthy business requirement, mainly for companies that manage sensitive information and are served by a computer network. Such forms of insurance plans make part of the products offered by Takaful Insurance of Africa. The firm, which started operations nearly a decade ago, prides itself as the only Sharia-compliant insurance organization in Kenyan soil. The latest development from Takaful is in the form of a new product, a digital data protection tool that will enable individuals and businesses to secure their online presence. Known as MyCyberCare, the product will, as Takaful puts it, cover users on all forms of online fraud and virus attacks. “MyCyberCare Takaful monitor
JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

JointPesa startup aims to eliminate online robbers

Business, Cyber Security
Kenya Fintech startup, JointPesa in partnership with Finserve Africa has launched an e-commerce transaction platform dabbed “JointPesa” which will see both online customers and sellers protected from online cons and fraudsters. The Application will act as a temporary mediator of a transaction between parties by offering temporary custody of resources until both parties are satisfied with each other’s part of the deal in a specific transaction. Speaking during the event, JointPesa founder Valentine Kilonzo said that cyber fraud prevention remains at the forefront of the conversation in the midst of rapid e-commerce adoption. The platform seeks to convert at least 10 per cent worth of the online transaction to be transacted via JointPesa platform in the first quarter after the
Digital Citizen initiative to be launched in Botswana

Digital Citizen initiative to be launched in Botswana

Cyber Security, Internet
Next month, a concerned entity will facilitate the launch of yet another IT innovative platform in the form of ‘digital citizen’ initiative that seeks to protect and alert Botswana to the ever increasing dangers of unfriendly internet use and postings. This is all courtesy of the David Moepeng led organisation called InFuture Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes social change. David Moepeng and his team are expected to forge ahead with the launch of eBotho Digital Citizens, a public education campaign that seeks to sensitise society about the importance of digital citizenship. In a statement to the local media, Moepeng stated that like the rest of the world, the Botswana society is experiencing a growing trend in cyber related ills such as misinformation, fake news, cyber b
Kaspersky researches report notification of attacks

Kaspersky researches report notification of attacks

Cyber Security
Kaspersky security researchers have reported on thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks located in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region. The malware used in the attacks indicates that the threat actors are most likely to be an infamous Silence hacking group, previously known to be 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, which has carried out a number of successful campaigns targeting banks and financial organisations around the Globe. The typical scenario of the attack begins with a social engineering scheme, as attackers send a phishing e-mail that contains malware to a bank employee. From there the malware gets inside the banks’ security perimeter and
Kaspersky grants access to Android app testing tool

Kaspersky grants access to Android app testing tool

Cyber Security, Mobile
Kaspersky has opened access to its Android Automated Testing Framework. The tool, named Kaspresso, takes advantage of flexible settings and is easy to use. With Kaspresso, mobile developers can significantly reduce the amount of time needed for application testing without the fear of overlooking a bug, therefore speeding up the application release process. The tool has already received positive feedback at two major technology conferences – Mobilization IX and Codemotion Berlin 2019. It is quite challenging for mobile developers to choose an appropriate automating testing tool that will reduce lead time for an application’s release. Nowadays, there are many frameworks and tools for conducting automated tests, such as Espresso and Appium. However, these frameworks can’t solve all Android