On Tuesday, 12 December 2017, First National Bank (FNB) came out to urge and warn consumers against falling victim to a new banking scam whereby fraudsters remotely take control of your PC over the internet and gains access to your online banking profile. The new scam sees fraudsters send unsuspecting consumers...
Experts at G Data Security Labs have discovered a new type of Android malware that downloads paid apps without the knowledge of the smartphone or tablet user. The malware is hidden in fake GO Weather, Travel Sky or E-Strong File Explorer apps and is being distributed through various Chinese...
Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, announced the introduction of machine learning technologies at this year’s Tour de France to give cycling fans across the globe an unprecedented experience of this year’s event....
Egypt is looking to improve its satellite delivery systems and Latens, a software security solutions provider for pay television announced on Thursday that it had been chosen by the Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems (EAMS) as the company to protect Egypt’s first Satellite IPTV delivery system in the country. According to...
Cybercrime is on the rise and virtually every industry is being affected in some way. However, some industries appear to be more susceptible than others. Let’s take a look at the industries believed to be the most attractive to cybercriminals, why, and what they can do to prevent a...
Cybersecurity company, ESET, revealed on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at a product launch and media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa, that the company plans to expand its offerings to compete in the enterprise market in Southern Africa. ESET has a global presence of with over 130 million customers worldwide, making...
Mastercard has announced the launch of its Early Detection System, a new service that provides issuers with a unique advanced alert for cards and accounts at a heightened risk of fraudulent use based on their exposure in security incidents or data breaches. The business of stolen data is in the...
Given the number of mobile devices employees use, companies are under pressure to manage these multiple touchpoints in the organisation more effectively. But too often, security falls by the wayside in the rush to make communication easier. One of the most significant obstacles is knowing where to draw the line...
With Black Friday fast approaching, and a lot of retailers are preparing for an influx of sales and consumer traffic across all points of purchase – apps, online and in-store. This high volume of purchases puts most retailers and consumers at risk for a range of cybersecurity fraud and...
Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a technically sophisticated cyberespionage framework that has been active since at least 2013 and appears to be unconnected to any known threat actors. The framework, which researchers have named TajMahal, features around 80 malicious modules and includes functionality never before seen in an advanced...
ESET, an IT security company, has revealed that their researchers have discovered a new malware, named Joao, which is targeting gamers. The security company sent out a warning about Joao on the 22nd of August 2017. According to the company, the malware is spreading via computer games published on unofficial...
Symantec Corp. today announced that it has integrated its revolutionary reputation-based security technology, Quorum, into its new Norton 2010 solutions: Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton Antivirus 2010. Quorum leverages the anonymous software usage patterns of Symantec’s extensive opt-in user community to automatically identify entirely new spyware, viruses...
Ripper cc a platform designed to protect cyber criminals from being robbed by fellow cyber criminals has identified their 1000th culprit. Rippers rob others on the dark web and other criminal marketplaces. They often sell fake social media credentials; invalid or used stolen credit cards and steal money by...
All is quiet in the library. As sleepy hours of research linger on, suddenly, out of nowhere, a rabid librarian appears. With a blood curdling scream, wielding a large dictionary, she bears down on you like a speeding bullet. In the moments that follow you try to beat a...
A home that runs itself, an abundance of saved time and money – these are the benefits that smart homes promise. But are they secure? And is South Africa ready to embrace the trend? Not without some serious caveats, writes Trevor Coetzee, regional director, South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa,...
In South Africa, 75% of CEOs stated that the increasing complexity of cyber threats is shaping their businesses. This is according to the PwC 23rd Annual CEO Survey 2020 which also highlights the growing public concern over data privacy and vulnerabilities in supply chains and business partners. However, with...
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