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CAPACITY BUILDING: ICT SYSTEMS SECURITY TRAINING, IN DODOMA

Director of ICT Application and Services, Opening the Training

Tanzania Computer Emergency Response Team (TZ-CERT) is mandated to raise awareness and enhance technical capacity in the area of cybersecurity. Between 20th to 30th July 2020, TZ-CERT carried out technical capacity building programs to different constituents in the different cybersecurity domain. A total of twenty (20) ICT officers benefited from …

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THE EXPLOITATION OF NETLOGON CONTINUES TO INCREASE

Microsoft Netlogon Elevation of Privilege vulnerability was first published on 11th August 2020 by the Microsoft Security Advisory as a publicly disclosed computer security flaw with reference CVE-2020-172. Talos, Cisco’s threat intelligence organisation, has been tracking exploit attempts against this vulnerability and confirm a potential rise. The exploitation of this …

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CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

TZ-CERT Awareness Program

Tanzania Computer Emergency Response Team (TZ-CERT is mandated to raise awareness and enhance technical capacity in the area of cybersecurity. Between 27th July to 18th September 2020, TZ-CERT carried out cybersecurity awareness program in nine (9) public institutions namely: Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA), National Housing Corporation …

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SAFER INTERNET DAY

#SID2020

TCRA commemorated Safer Internet Day 2020 (SID2020) on Tuesday 11th February, 2020 at the University of Dar Es Salaam main library conference centre. Safer Internet Day is celebrated yearly with an intent to promote and stimulate the safe and positive use of digital technologies in society especially among youth and …

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CAPACITY BULDING PROGRAM (TRAINING AND DRILLS)

TCRA through TZ-CERT prepared the capacity building program to its constituents held from 27th January, 2020 to 7th February, 2020. The program held at the Bank of Tanzania conference room comprised of training and cyber drills aimed at enhancing constituent’s cybersecurity incident handling capabilities. Trainees from 35 invited institutions learned …

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NATIONAL CYBERSTARS COMPETITION

CyberStars is the competition aimed at raising cyber security knowledge and identify individuals with cyber security skills in Tanzania. The competition is carried out through online platform targeting youths at the age of 18 to 24 covered Cyber Security domains (Ethical hacking, Cyber defense and incident Handling). The national final …

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PHOBOS RANSOMWARE ATTACK

TZ-CERT has observed a new and sophisticated techniques that ransomware actors are currently using to infect targeted victims across the globe. The ransomware actors have launched a new variant of ransomware known as “Phobos” reported to take advantage of an open or poorly secured Remote Desktop Port (RDP) from a …

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RANSOMWARE OUTBREAK

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. Principally, it encrypts files on the compromised systems and demands from victims a ransom in crypto-currency to decrypt them. <<readmore>>

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FILELESS MALWARE ATTACK

Fileless

Tanzania Computer Emergency Response Team (TZ-CERT) is aware of security incidents involving malicious software named “Fileless malware”. As its name implies, it doesn’t depend on a computer file as an attack vector but rather make use of vulnerable Windows features to execute its malicious payload into a target system. Fileless …

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DOMAIN NAMING SYSTEM (DNS) HIJACKING NOTICE

Tanzania Computer Emergency Team (TZ-CERT) is informed of a large scale and global campaign involving DNS Infrastructure hijacking targeting domains belonging to Government, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and sensitive commercial entities. This compromise is reported to affect numerous institutions across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe …

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