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Underpinning SA’s BPO Explosion

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Why Gen Xers & Boomers are Embracing Cryptocurrency 

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MTN SA Rolls Out Green Energy Programme

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Absa Bank Kenya Partners with Huawei to Accelerate Digital Transformation

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How a Data Breach Could Sink an SME

Sourced from CSO. When it comes to reporting on cybercrime, we tend to only come across stories impacting major companies or industries. Apart from the obvious reputational damage, we don’t really grasp the consequences of something like a data breach on a company and its customers. There are no headline articles about the troubles that emerge in the wake of a data breach, some of which literally grind small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into the ground. The media focuses on corporate giants as the only victims of cybercrime and lulls us into a false reality where data breaches seem to happen mostly to corporate behemoths but not the small or medium size business owners. Cybercriminals, who are often well-organised and well-resourced, launch constant attacks on data targets, probing for th...

Financial Phishing Cyberattacks Significantly Increase in Kenya and Nigeria in Q2 of 2022

Emad Haffar, Head of Technical Experts at Kaspersky. According to Kaspersky’s Financial Cyberthreats report, attacks in the financial sector are becoming increasingly corporate-oriented and shifting away from consumers. Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) Security Network data shows that the number of financial phishing attempts in the African regions increased significantly from Q1 to Q2 of 2022. Banks, payment systems, and e-commerce websites were attacked. Financial phishing is a deceptive way of stealing information and is gaining momentum in the region. Phishing is a type of online fraud where the scammer sends fake alerts from banks, e-pay systems and other organisations to trick consumers into sharing their financial details. The alerts sent by the scammer can be related to loss of data...

Mukuru & WeThinkCode Partner to Host Women-Only Hackathon: SheHacks

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Exclusive Networks – First Half 2022 Financial Results

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vivo V24 5G Kenyan Launch Date Revealed

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Vuma Survey Reveals SA Townships Are Embracing Fibre at Increased Rates

Image sourced from Newsweek. South African fibre internet provider Vuma’s 2021 Fibre Reach Survey indicates that considerably more homes are upgrading to fibre internet in township communities. In addition, more people are now streaming content and opting for a fixed internet fee in 2021 compared to the previous year. Vuma’s survey reveals that almost all surveyed township residents (96%) now understand the benefits of upgrading to uncapped high-speed fibre internet, contributing to this technology’s high uptake. In addition, most residents (90%) see the value they’re getting from their fibre internet as a much more affordable pre-paid internet option. “Our most recent survey shows that more people across South Africa’s township communities realise how this technology can revolutionise how...

Visa Appoints New Country Head for South Africa

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5 Top E-Commerce Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

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