5 ways to identify an MTN Mobile Money Fraud SMS or Call

5 ways to identify an MTN Mobile Money Fraud SMS or call

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MTN Mobile Money Fraud is a serious threat to subscribers of Ghana's largest mobile service provider, MTN Ghana. In my last post, I shared some of the tricks and methods these fraudsters...
Atawa group trains students against cyberattacks

Nigeria’s Atawa group trains students against cyberattacks

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Information and Communications Technology Company, Atawa Technologies LLC, in partnership with Atawa training Institute are working on a cybersecurity training for Abuja and Asaba students in Delta state, to decrease the...
Spearhead Networks and Thycotic join hands to provide cyber-security in Ghana

Spearhead Networks and Thycotic join hands to provide cyber-security in Ghana

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Cyber-security in Ghana is about to get beefed up from now as the government is instituting the Ghana Cyber Security Authority. Private companies have also joined in the fight against cybercrime...
GIFEC anti-extremist ICT programme in the Western Region

GIFEC is organising ICT programme in the Western Region

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The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) is organising an ICT training programme for people in the Amenfi West Municipality in the Western Region. GIFEC is organising this programme with the...
Nigeria N3.133trn cybercrime yearly NITDA DG

Nigeria loses N3.133trn to cybercrime yearly — NITDA DG

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has revealed that Nigeria loses close to N3.133 trillion to cybercrime and foreign software every year. The Director-General of the agency, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami...
Cybersecurity experts weak endpoint security

Cybersecurity experts voice out against weak endpoint security

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With the several cyber-attacks happening on the endpoint devices of various organisations, cybersecurity experts have begged these organisations to improve their endpoint security. Client solution director, Dell EMC, Chris Buchanan revealed that...
Sophos cybercriminals discover targets

Sophos breaks down how cybercriminals discover soft targets

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The tech lab of Frontline network and endpoint security provider, Sophos, has discovered how simple it is for cybercriminals to influence web robots a.k.a bots to locate weak targets and then...
ghana cyber security centre

Cyber Security Centre to be built in Ghana by TripleCyber and Aventura Technologies

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Ghana is soon going to get a Cyber Security Centre to help combat cybercrime and cyber threats in the country. This Cyber Security Centre is going to be established by American...
GTUC cybercrime training programme

GTUC is training 1000 security personnel in ICT to fight cybercrime

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The Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) has introduced an ICT training programme for security personnel in the Eastern Region to aid them in the fight against cybercrime and its related activities....
How to protect your data from dark web criminals

How to protect your data from dark web criminals

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To understand the dark web and how criminals operate on it, it is necessary to outline the difference between the surface web (or ‘clearweb’), the deep web and the dark web....

These are the most hacked passwords; be sure you are not using any

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Passwords are keys to unlock online doors. We use them to log into our bank accounts, social media accounts, etc. These accounts are usually made to be used by one person,...
Communications Ministry to set up Cyber Security Authority

Communications Ministry to set up Cyber Security Authority

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The Ministry of Communications has announced that the Government of Ghana has intended to set up the Cyber Security Authority (CSA), an institution to combat cybercrime and related matters in Ghana’s...
Pirated Game of Thrones may contain malware

Pirated Game of Thrones may have malware, antivirus company warns

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Kaspersky, a computer security company, has released a report claiming pirated copies of the globally popular TV show, Game of Thrones, contains a number of malware programs. The report is warning...
Ministry of Communications to restructure the SIM card registration process

Ministry of Communications to restructure SIM registration in Ghana

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The NCA and the Ghanaian government are on a quest to fight SIM fraud activities in the country. The government is combatting this issue through the Ministries of Information and Communications....
How to prevent identity theft online

How to prevent identity theft online

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Technology is both good and bad for society. It provides easy access to information that would have been otherwise difficult to reach without the tools we have today. However, since everyone...
These 5 simple tricks here will help you keep your digital life secure.... or even keep digital attacks to the minimal rate of success..

These 5 simple tricks will help you keep your digital life secure

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In the past year 2018, there were a lot of not very good events took place. Some were data breaches, misinformation, malware attacks, etc. Also, personalised advertising can fall in these...
Be careful! There's PayPal phishing scam circulating on Twitter...caution you to be extra careful since these “phishers" have really...

Be careful! There’s PayPal phishing scam circulating on Twitter

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Phishing attacks are one of the most common ways used to hack people. But it is definitely weird to it being used openly like on your Twitter timeline as a Twitter...
the 5 sure ways to know if you have been hacked

This is the 5 sure ways to know if you have been hacked

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Security is one most vital aspect in all circles of our life, especially in this so called Information Age. We do accomplish almost every task today with the aid of a...
Cybercrime defences

Cybercrime defences: Looking ahead to 2019

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It’s time for our annual cybersecurity wrap-up. Although we avoid making explicit predictions, we enjoy calling your attention to interesting IT security trends. Some are examples of what’s happening now. Others...
Cybercrime steals $97 million from Ghana in 2018

Cyber-crime steals $97 million from Ghana in 2018

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According the Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng, the country has lost as much as 97 million dollars to cybercrime as at August 2018. Hence, there’s a need to invest in a...