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According to a recent report, 2,023,501 phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Ethiopia have been detected during the second quarter of 2020.
Momentum Metropolitan, a South African financial services company, has stated that it suffered a cyberattack on 13 August 2020. According to the company, only a "portion of data" from one of its subsidiaries was accessed.
Cameroon has launched a nationwide campaign to curb cybercrime and what the government calls social media misuse
Cameroon's electoral body, ELCAM, had its official Facebook page hacked in June with the intruders posting untrue and misleading information about the body’s operations. As such, the government has launched an anti-cyber crime campaign.
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Fraudsters in Cameroon are posing as officials of institutions organizing public examinations and have been contacting their victims using popular social media networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. Outsiders were able to take over Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals by ‘social engineering,’ which allowed them to convince Twitter employees to provide access to its systems.
The coherence of cybersecurity and data protection laws in the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are of premium importance in that methods to overcome security systems as well as the compromising of personal information in South Africa.