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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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SAMSAM-RANSOMWARE NOTICE

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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NOTICE TO FACEBOOK USERS

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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CRITICAL ALERT TO COMPUTER USERS

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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