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June 2022

Extortion Gang Adds Africa’s Supermarket Giant to its List of Victims

The RansomHouse cyber extortion group has added yet another victim to its growing list of victims less than a month after launching its operations on the darkweb. Its victim this time is Shoprite, Africa's largest supermarket chain. The company, which is the biggest private sector employer in South Africa, has over 149,000 employees running its...

October 2021

Understanding Tax-Related Identity Theft and Refund Fraud

Cyberattacks certainly didn’t give anyone a reprieve in the previous year. Data breaches, network infiltrations, bulk data theft and sale, identity theft, and ransomware outbreaks all occurred in 2020 and the underground market shows no indications of halting. One of the many frauds that occurred was the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud whereby fraudsters went...

WhatsApp Misuse: How Cyber Fraudsters Are Increasingly Exploiting WhatsApp Users through Social Engineering Technique

I’ve got a long-standing history with Nigerian scammers, not that have I have fallen prey to any of their devious social engineering schemes, but for some strange reasons, lots of people around me have. Recent activities in the Nigerian cyber threat landscape indicate that Internet fraudsters who are otherwise known as “yahoo boys” have...

Finding Your Feet in Cyber Security: Part 1

My Motivation Rewind three years, I was fresh out of the university, undecided on what do with my bachelor’s degree and knew next to nothing about Cyber Security. Truth is, like the average Nigerian graduate, my knowledge was limited to what I had learned in the classroom. In school, I was only ever interested in...