We’ve been hearing much about how Africa is rapidly catching up with the rest of the world in terms of the Internet. More and more Africa-based users are now connecting to the Internet, giving them a great resource for information and an easier means for communication. Unfortunately, as more users in Africa become connected to the Internet, they become just as susceptible as the rest of the world to online threats.
In our recently released forecasts for 2013, Raimund mentioned how Africa will become the new haven for cybercriminals. I have done some research on Africa (which I will release soon), and I very much agree with that forecast. Here are three reasons why:
- Great Internet availability and fast connections
The Internet infrastructure in Africa, supported by undersea cables, is very well developed. As of now, the different ISPs in Africa are able to offer a variety of connection to their customers such as 3G, 4G LTE, dial-up, DSL, fiber and even satellite connection. The availability of such a resource as stable and fast Internet connectivity will surely be considered valuable by cybercriminals.