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Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Uganda, Rwanda , Kenya and South Sudan -among others- signed cyber security deal.

Uganda, Rwanda , Kenya and South Sudan -among others- signed cyber security deal.

Short news by Victor Bjorgan Barrios.- Uganda, Kenya , Rwanda and South Sudan are among several African states to have signed a new deal on cyber security to protect multi-million-dollar oil…

World Cup 2014: devices are very likely going to get hacked. How to stop it.

World Cup 2014: devices are very likely going to get hacked. How to stop it.

When the 2014 World Cup kicks of in Brazil this week, the event is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of diehard soccer fans from around the world. Since those fans are…

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

2014 could open market for cybersecurity experts in Africa.

  Next January 2014 (24-31) , African Union (AU) Heads of State will meet in Ethiopia, and most likely vote to suscribe a cybersecurity convention draft, with the objetive to…

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by a London court on Monday for laundering $5 million on behalf of James Ibori, the former…

Der Spiegel: Broad analysis on Africa & China, Internet, smartphones and the role of Women.

Der Spiegel: Broad analysis on Africa & China, Internet, smartphones and the role of Women.

China, Asia’s economic superpower, is hungry for natural resources, energy, food and markets for its products. Africa can offer all of these things: about 40 percent of global reserves of…

France supporting proactive strategy of Security and Development in Africa.

France supporting proactive strategy of Security and Development in Africa.

  By Alejandro Ronard Alem.- In a pragmatic way, the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spares no effort to advance in the construction of the European Defense. France also…

Society: History of the Internet in Africa

Society: History of the Internet in Africa

Although still a “young” technology, the Internet has had a profound impact on the world in the few decades that it has been around. One of the most interesting chapters…

Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February, with last strategies, solutions and technologies.

Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February, with last strategies, solutions and technologies.

International defence companies have targeting African security markets as military spending in Africa exceed $20 billion in the next ten years. The Africa Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit, on 27-28 February,…

Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

    Steven Livingston, associate researcher of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, wrote in its November 2013 edition about “Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security”.…

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