Mass Casualties

IN its engagement with Africa to date, China has been notable for accepting risks that Western countries generally do not.  The willingness of Chinese people, especially small-time traders, to put up with a range of personal safety risks—from petty theft to risk of kidnappings to health & sanitation limitations—has been a key factor as to why China has so rapidly become Africa’s largest trade partner.  Source

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Barely two weeks after Ghana Vice-President  Kwesi Amissah-Arthur called on young people not to get involved in illegal internet activities, police arrested a twenty six years old undergraduate student for allegedly defrauding many people through a bogus online organisation that ‘provided’ foreign scholarships to Ghanaian students. Source

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CHAPS’ Mark Hale drew an interesting parallel between cyber defence and the sinking of RMS Titanic in London yesterday. Hale, the director of business and operations at the UK payment processor,  was a keynote speaker at the Westminster eForum, where he described how people – rather than hardware or software – are the most common cause of a security incident. Source

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Australian government will look to a new think-tank on cyber security established in partnership with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to stave off cyber attacks. According to a survey this week by BT Security, an arm of British Telecom, more than six in ten Australian companies are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Source

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Restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has issued an update to customers concerning its data breach investigation, saying the hack attack was the work of a “highly sophisticated” gang, and that digital forensic experts continue to investigate the full extent of the breach, and put related information security improvements in place. Source

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