Russian firm warns of IT security threats in Nigeria, others

Kaspersky says that the human cyber-threat remains widespread in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. The cybersecurity firm, in a statement, said the three African countries were being targeted by Advanced persistent threat groups that were exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information. The statement titled ‘Kaspersky warns of top IT security threats […]

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Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa’s low fatality rates from pandemic

Africa’s overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with social-distancing measures, the virus could kill 300,000 […]

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Nigeria to Regulate Crypto-Currencies to Protect Investors

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission said it will regulate trade in digital currencies to provide protection for investors and to ensure that transactions are transparent. “The general objective of regulation is not to hinder technology or stifle innovation, but to create standards that encourage ethical practices,” the Abuja-based regulator said Monday in an emailed statement. […]

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World’s highest-operating weather stations installed on Mount Everest

Expedition team celebrates setting up the world’s highest operating automated weather station The world’s highest-operating weather stations have been installed on Mount Everest, according to the National Geographic Society. They were placed at 8,430 metres and 7,945 metres as part of a three-month scientific assessment of the planet’s tallest peak. The expedition team set out […]

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