Cybercriminals attack Nigeria, South Africa, others with ransom ware
Activities of cyber criminals are on the increase with new wave of attacks on some African countries, including Nigeria.
According to a survey, five African nations were among the top 10 most-attacked countries in November, as cybercriminals made increasing use of ransom ware attacks.
Ransom ware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. It is usually aimed at individuals.
According to Checkpoint, a Software Technologies company, Botswana was the most-attacked country in the list of 117 at-risk nations, followed by Malawi in second place, Namibia in fourth, Uganda in ninth and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 10th place. South Africa moved up to 31st on the list from 58th position in October, while Nigeria climbed slightly to 108th position from 116th the previous month.