Category archives for: IT Security

Clearing the Fog Around Fraud Systems and Payment Data

September 26, 2020//-Financial fraud detection and payment risk systems have been around in various forms since the early 1970’s.

Africa’s Fake News Problem May Be Bigger Than Facebook’s Multimillion-Dollar Solution

September 26, 2020//-In 2019, South Africa became the world capital for the miracle of resurrection. The same year, the Nigeria president, Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died and replaced by what many were led to believe was a clone of the 77-year-old.

Pandemic-induced Cyberattacks Persist at Sky-high Levels

September 21, 2020//-The COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of human life—from health to housing to economy in general.

Security Alarm: 64% of All Accounts Are Abandoned

16 September 2020//-New research by NordPass suggests that more than half of users create accounts only to forget them.

Australians and Danes Afraid of Cyber Attacks More Than Covid-19

The year 2020 presented the world with a new challenge —  Covid-19, which has impacted the majority of the world. Nevertheless, according to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, 70% of Australians and 66% of Danes named cyber attacks as the primary threat to their countries when asked about top global risks.

Transaction-Level Fraud Is Hurting Acquirers and Merchants

September 8, 2020//-In recent years, the widespread adoption of EMV technology across the payments industry, coupled with rising e-commerce sales, has caused a significant shift in the nature of fraud.

Top 3 IT Priorities Raised to New Heights by Pandemic

September 7, 2020//- When the pandemic first struck, many ventures realized that IT solutions, which were set in place at the time, did not have the capacity to facilitate the widespread shift to the online space.

Rwanda’s Kagame Appoints First Woman Director of Intelligence

August 29, 2020//-Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Wednesday appointed Lynder Nkuranga as the Director of External Intelligence, becoming the first woman to be named to the post.

TikTok Sues US Government Over Ban and Forced Sale

August 25, 2020//-TikTok is suing the US government, in a bid to block President Trump’s executive orders which would ban the application in the US or force the sale of its US subsidiary.

Data Leaks Surge Almost 500% at 27 Billion Amid Pandemic

August 24, 2020//-Data breaches exposing millions of personal records are becoming the new normal. The data acquired by Atlas VPN revealed that data leaks reached an all-time high, rising by 492% to a record 27 billion in the first half of 2020.

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