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FILE PHOTO- Malusi Gigaba, then finance minister, delivers his budget address at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa February 21, 2018. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings - RC132D544D50-File Photo

South African minister says he was blackmail target over sex tape

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said he was the target of extortion attempts after a private sex video was stolen following a hacking incident.

Australia bans Huawei from supplying 5G equipment

Australia’s government has banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for the country’s planned 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking.
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11-year-old boy hacks into replica US vote website in 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.

Central bank to introduce new cyber-security framework to tackle internet fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria said it was developing a Risk Based Cyber Security Framework for banks and payment service providers to combat internet fraud in the country.

Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China’s draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried by human rights activists.

Reports: Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor

Chinese government hackers breached a US naval contractor and made off with more than 600 gigabytes of data, American officials speaking to two US media outlets said.

Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom.

Nigeria vulnerable to cyber crime – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Nigeria is vulnerable to cyber crimes due to dearth of cyber security experts and other technological means to tackle the menace.

Global cyber crime loss to hit $6tn by 2021 – US envoy John Bray

The US Consulate in Nigeria says by 2021, the global community will lose about six trillion dollars through cyber crimes.

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