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Networks Unlimited Africa partners Indegy to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

Networks Unlimited Africa partners Indegy to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

August 19, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments (0)

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced that it now proudly offers industrial cybersecurity in South Africa through a partnership agreement with Indegy, a leader in industrial cybersecurity that protects industrial control system networks from cyber threats, human error and malicious insiders. Stefan van de Giessen, General...

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Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

Financial departments under attack from malicious campaign, ESET discovers

August 19, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

ESET researchers have discovered a malicious campaign that has been underway since 2016 in four countries of the European Balkan region: Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The victims of this attack were the financial departments of...

Cyber exposure company launches new network monitoring innovations

Cyber exposure company launches new network monitoring innovations

August 16, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cyber exposure company, Tenable announced the launch of their new product innovations Tenable.sc and Tenable.io on Thursday, 15 August 2019. These products aim to continuously discover and assess known and unknown assets across on-premises and cloud...

Hayden Sadler, Country Manager for Infinidat South Africa.

Infinidat cryptographic module achieves Federal Security validation

August 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, SecurityComments (0)

Infinidat, a multi-petabyte data storage solutions company, recently announced that its cryptographic module for the InfiniBox and InfiniGuard has been awarded Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation. This designation validates...

Kaspersky announces opening of first Transparency Centre in Asia

Kaspersky announces opening of first Transparency Centre in Asia

August 16, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

Global security company, Kaspersky announced the opening of its first Transparency Centre in Asia Pacific on Thursday, 15 August 2019. This is the third facility of its kind launched by Kaspersky.   Similarly, in Zurich and Madrid, the Transparency Centre...

Image of attendees at E3 2018. The recent ESA leak is said to have compromised the information of over 2,000 media personnel and content creators. Image sourced from E3 Expo.

The ESA leaks personal information of E3 2019 attendees

August 15, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, SecurityComments (0)

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual video game industry trade event that takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the USA. Media and content creators are provided media badges by the ESA upon completion of the application process....

Traditional anti-virus and mail scanner solutions still miss myriad threats

Traditional anti-virus and mail scanner solutions still miss myriad threats

August 12, 2019 • SecurityComments (0)

The average office worker spends up to 80 per cent collaborating with their managers and colleagues using tools such as instant messaging, Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive which in most cases lack adequate security, this is according to Maor Hizkiev, CTO and...

Smart TVs are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Smart TVs present a new way for hackers to break into homes

August 8, 2019 • Internet of Things, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Smart TVs are becoming increasingly popular, especially due to their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and numerous innovative features that are signed to streamline and improve the user experience. Statista reports that over 114 million smart TVs...

430,000 users hit by financial malware in first half of 2019, research shows

2019 reports over 430,000 victims to financial malware

August 7, 2019 • Finance, SecurityComments Off on 2019 reports over 430,000 victims to financial malware

  Researchers at cybersecurity company, Kaspersky, have claimed that over 430,000 people making use of cryptocurrencies and web-money services were threatened by malware in the first half of 2019 – seven per cent more than in the same period last year....

Acer, Google partner to offer local enterprise Chromebook solution

Acer, Google partner to offer local enterprise Chromebook solution

August 5, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, SecurityComments Off on Acer, Google partner to offer local enterprise Chromebook solution

Acer has partnered with Google to provide local enterprise Chromebook solution as the product enters the commercial scene. According to Acer, the Chromebook solution provides enterprise with three key selling points namely, trusted security across devices,...

Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

July 30, 2019 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Hacker pulls-off one of the biggest data breaches in history

US-based financial services provider, Capital one has fallen victim to a cybersecurity breach. The hacker gained access to over 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications — making it one of the largest data breaches ever...

Networks Unlimited Africa partners Indegy to protect industrial control systems from cyber threats

City held to ransom: How to safeguard your network from attack

July 29, 2019 • Security, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on City held to ransom: How to safeguard your network from attack

In the wake of last week’s City Power ransomware attack, ongoing vigilance, maintenance of systems and a holistic approach to security remains vital for critical infrastructure entities. This is according to Stefan van de Giessen, general manager:...

Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

July 29, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

ESET researchers in Latin America have discovered a scam that impersonates Whatsapp. The fake app offers 1000 GB of internet data to celebrate its anniversary. What strikes right off the bat here is that the URL that comes with the message is not an official...

No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

July 29, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on No environment is immune to cyber attacks-Check Point study reveals

The “Cyber Attack Trends: 2019 Mid-Year Report” conducted by CheckPoint provides a detailed overview of the cyber-threat landscape. According to the study, no environment is immune to cyber-attacks as cybercriminals continue to develop new...

All-female hackathon to take place in South Africa

July 29, 2019 • Events, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on All-female hackathon to take place in South Africa

GirlCode is aiming to empower young girls and women through technology. This is why they’ve announced the dates for their sixth and last annual GirlCode Hackathon. The event is set to take place on the 3rd & 4th August 2019 in Cape Town and Pretoria....

South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

July 27, 2019 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: City Power hit by ransomware

On Thursday, 25 July 2019, Johannesburg residents woke up to bleak news that power utility, City Power had been hit by a ransomware attack. The power utility stated via Twitter that the attack has compromised its web server, databases, applications and...