CYBERSECURITY: Beware, new hacking method, Agent Tesla comes through email attachment


By Juliet Umeh

A research firm, Sophos, has joined in the call for African mobile money, and internet users generally, to guard their data jealously as fintech growth appears to be astronomical in the continent.

According to Sophos, as data explosion sets to happen in Africa considering the growth in mobile money and other financial services accounts, users in Africa should adopt the method of first considering every mail as a potential threat before opening it.

A report released recently by the company revealed that a new information stealer, Agent Tesla which spreads through malicious email spam is being used to destroy hapless internet users and vulnerable corporate organisations.

Although Sophos says the hacking method is seven-year-old and goes through new phases, it has,…



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