Data Breach

South Africa suffers data breach

South Africa has been hit with a data breach discovered by an Australian-based security developer Troy Hunt on Tuesday, “The database contining 23 gigabytes of data with significant details, including South Africans’ 13-digit ID numbers might have been online for as long as two years. “It’s a huge amount of personal information which is used for purposes very often identity verification.” Troy Said. The data breach involving the personal details of an estimated 33 million South Africans has raised concerns over its use for identity theft and other criminal activity. He announced his findings in a tweet on Tuesday; South African followers: I have a very large breach titled “masterdeeds”. Names, genders,…

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Ghana: Cyber-Security Policy

Ghana now has a Cyber-Security Policy and Strategy that seeks to protect the country from attacks on its cyberspace. The policy, which was approved by cabinet in 2016, is a road map on what should be done to ensure that the country’s cyberspace is secure. The policy also talks about issues within the Cyber-Crime law enforcement area which currently is difficult for the law enforcement to implement because of the lack of capacity and necessary tools. It has, therefore, outlined areas such as building the capacities of law enforcement bodies, as well as the legal fraternity such as the Attorney-General, judges and lawyers to empower them to deal with Cyber-Crime related…

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