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South Africa, Kenya And Nigeria Saw Millions Of Cyber Attacks In 2020 And The Year Is Not Over Yet

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Kaspersky security solutions have reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware, etc.) they have accounted for by the beginning of August 2020. These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the “grey zone” programs that grow in popularity and disturb their experiences, while users might not even know it is there.

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are programs that are usually not considered to be malicious by themselves. However, they are generally influencing user experience in a negative way. For instance, adware fills user devices with ads; aggressive monetizing software propagates unrequested paid offers; downloaders may download even more various applications on the device, sometimes malicious ones. While calculating interim results of threat landscape activity in African countries, the researchers noticed that PUAs attack users almost four times more often than traditional malware. They also eventually reach more users: for instance, while in South Africa, the malware would attack 415,000 users in 7-months of 2020, the figure for PUA would be 736,000.

“The reason why ‘grey zone’ software is growing in popularity is that it is harder to notice at first and that if the program is detected, its creators won’t be considered to be cybercriminals. The problem with them is that users are not always aware they consented to the installation of such programs on their device and that in some cases, such programs are exploited or used as a disguise for malware downloads. This is why many security solutions, including ours, flags such programs to make sure users are aware of its presence, influence on their device and activity,” says Denis Parinov, a security researcher at Kaspersky.

By taking a closer look at PUA, it becomes apparent that they are not only more widespread but also more potent than traditional malware. Evaluating results over the same 7-month period in Nigeria, there were 3,8 million malware attacks and 16,8 million PUA detections – which is four times as much. Kenyan and South African threat landscapes have been more intense. In South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections. Kenyan users faced even more malware attacks – around 14 million, and 41 million PUA appearances.

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Some Pastors And Politicians Are Planning To Kill Kennedy Agyapong : Prophet Nhyiraba

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In the words of Prophet Nhyiraba, “some pastors and politicians are planning to assassinate Ken Agyapong, hence he should be extra careful”.

Prophet Nhyiraba who is said to have predicted the collapse of the church building at Akyem Batabi recently in an interview made these statements.

According to him, the maverick politician needs to step up his game as he’s the next to be wiped out from the face of the earth by some people close to him.

It’s almost that time of the year again when men of God drop prophecies of what is expected to happen in future. This here comes another.

Adding on, he[Prophet Cephas Nhyiraba] said those planning evil against him include pastors because of his recent exposé of some pastors.

Prophet Nhyiraba in the same interview disclosed that a popular Kumawood actor would soon kick the bucket adding that his death would shock the whole entertainment industry.

He explained that he questioned the God why he was showing this to him and it responded that there would be death to hit the Kumawood movie industry.

It continued that the death would happen this year (2020) and this actor’s death is as a result of the evil things and deeds he has been engaged in for a long time.

He adds the only means the impending death can be prevented is for the actor in question stop all the evil things he is doing.

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#EndSars: Lagos Governor Reveals Who Ordered The Lekki Toll-Gate Shooting

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has now disclosed the one who ordered Lekki Toll Gate Shooting.
According to him, the Nigerian Army ordered the shooting of the peaceful protesters at the gruesome incident which happened on Tuesday, October 20.

On Monday, the Governor told CNN that looking at the footage he saw, Nigerian Army ordered the shooting.

In his words; “From the footage that we could see, it seems to be that men in military uniform, which should be Nigerians Army ordered the shooting.

”They will be available for the judicial panel to review. They will certainly be held accountable, we will do everything possible to make sure they are held accountable.

”When the report is out we will channel it to all the relevant authorities in the state to ensure that everyone found culpable is accountable for the act.”

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NPP Promise Rental Help For The Youth If They Are Elected For Another Four Years

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The Akufo Addo led administration has promised to give a rental assistant to the youth if they give them the power to do another four years.

This was made known by the ruling NPP communication Team Member, Nana Akomea indicating that the policy will pay rent in advance for young people to help them not force themselves to get huge money to pay for rent.

The NPP communication officer revealed that when they are reelected they will set up an agency ‘National Assistance Scheme’ to provide low-interest loans for rent.

Nana Akomea noted that the government has noticed the problem with young people getting money to pay two years advance for accommodation to eradicate the burden on young people.

In Ghana, Land Lords takes 2 years advance for rent despite it being a utility like water and light bill which are paid on monthly basis.

However, the Akufo Addo led government has promised to protect the young ages by setting up an Agency if they are given another tenure.

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