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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.
As with what other countries are already experiencing, the cybercriminals may pretend to be providing coronavirus screening and testing, providing coronavirus vaccines being imported from other countries, providing medical advice on coronavirus.
The FBI's Operation WireWire made 74 arrests, including 29 in Nigeria, a further 42 in the USA, and three individuals that were based in Canada, Poland and Mauritius respectively.
Cyber crime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last week, the company had reported