Globally, cyber security threats have been receiving significant attention. With the world being as connected as it is, companies and individuals cannot afford to drop their guard when it comes to protecting their information. In my experience, some worrying attack trends and security issues are cropping up in Africa. This article will examine the more prominent ones.
South Africa is also being used as the base for cyber attacks into the rest of the continent. There has been a significant increase in international bandwidth due to the arrival of undersea cables such as Seacom, WACS (West Africa Cable System), and EASSy (Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System). This is not only providing malicious users with better connectivity, but also the ability to use a number of different systems should one cable network be compromised.