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African Cybercrime

Global Alert: Cyber Crime Threatens 80% of Employees

Recent research highlights the significance of implementing effective cyber awareness training programs for employees to mitigate cyber risks. More than 50% of leaders have expressed concerns about their employees' insufficient knowledge in this regard and are seeking solutions to...

Cybercrime: how lessons from SA life can help businesses

South Africans have become accustomed to dealing with crime because we have no other choice. Various sources place South Africa near the pinnacle of lists of the highest crime rates in the world. If you are a South African,...

4 Security Loopholes Have Been Found in Microsoft Office Apps Including Excel, Word

Check Point Research (CPR) urges Windows users to update their software, after discovering four security vulnerabilities that affect products in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Office online. The loopholes were found in sections of legacy code, the vulnerabilities...

5 Gadgets Cybercriminals could Use to Spy on You

It is estimated that there are more 22 billion devices linked to a home internet connection around the world, and research suggests this figure could reach 38.6 billion by 2025. While hyper-connectivity offers countless benefits, it also increases the...

60% of South African Organisations Fall Victim to Cybersecurity Incidents

Six in ten (60%) organisations from South Africa experienced a public cloud security incident in the last year – including ransomware (25%), other malware (28%), exposed data (28%), compromised accounts (27%), and cryptojacking (26%) - according to The State...

Cybercrime has Increased by 33%, Report Shows

The 100 Days of Coronavirus report - published by Mimecast – shows that the volume of malicious and opportunistic cybercrime has increased significantly by 33% in the period January to March 2020. The new report has found that in...

Can You Recognise A Cyber Security Threat? New Study Says ‘Probably Not’

African countries, including Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa, were surveyed in 2019 to determine their preparedness to face threats from cybercrime by KnowBe4, an international security awareness training company. The study found that 53% of all Africans surveyed think that...
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