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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 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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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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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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Tanzania Computer Emergency Team (TZ-CERT) part of Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) is informed of malicious software family of ransomware known as SamSam-ransomware. Similar to WannaCry-ransomware, SamSam has a tendency to encrypt files on the compromised systems and demands from victims a ransom in crypto-currency to decrypt them. The SamSam …

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Introduction On Tuesday, 25th September 2018, Facebook Team released security notice to all users on security breach occurred on Facebook platform. Findings have revealed that unknown malicious actor hacked the site and managed to compromise about 50 million users’ accounts. Earlier investigation revealed that, the breach was caused by security …

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Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority is aware of number of reported incidents of widely spread computer malicious software named WannaCry Ransomware that infects computer files. The infection has affected several thousands of computers world wide as of Saturday 12th May 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software family that infects …

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Ongoing use of Windows Vista, IE8 poses huge threats to Enterprises

The Duo security company has released a report that highlights the high number of users still operating outdated Windows operating systems and unsupported browsers, “The 2016 Duo Trusted Access Report”. The use of Windows Vista, IE8 poses huge threats as it exposes both users and organizations into security breaches, users …

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The National Child Helpline – 116

C-Sema in 14th June 2013 launched a free telephone service available across all networks in United Republic of Tanzania that uses a short code 116. The service namely Child Helpline is for children in need of care and protection to voice their concerns to policy and decision-makers. C-Sema has released …

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Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo has confirmed a data breach that might have involved around 500 million yahoo user accounts. Yahoo announced on 22nd September 2016 that in 2014, a cyber-attack believed to be state sponsored which managed to obtain information of users including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and hashed …

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