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Posts Tagged ‘cyber crime’

  • Over five million enterprises globally are using its ‘Business’ app to connect with their customers

    How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

    August 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How hackers use WhatsApp to spread scams and fake news

    Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. By doing so, attackers can put themselves in a position of immense power to...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Nigerian banks ordered to report cyber incidents

    July 4, 2018 • Finance, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian banks ordered to report cyber incidents

    The Guardian has revealed that banks in Nigeria will report all cyber incidents starting from August 1, 2018. This comes after a draft document by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mandated banks to incorporate cyber risk management with their...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

    June 29, 2018 • Security, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SMEs most financially vulnerable to fraud attacks

    Fraud affects small businesses much more severely than large corporates, with global research revealing that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) generally lose twice as much money than their corporate counterparts in the event of employee fraud. Discussing...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of...

  • 5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    June 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 steps to integrating business continuity and cyber resilience

    Business’s increasing dependence on digital platforms and data has generated significant efficiencies—but has also spawned a well-resourced cyber-crime industry. It is thus imperative that cyber resilience is integrated into organisations’ business...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    Does your mobile strategy leave you open to cyber-crime?

    March 22, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Does your mobile strategy leave you open to cyber-crime?

    A report by IDC predicts that there will be over 1.7 billion smartphone users by 2020. When added to other figures supplied by the IDC’s FutureScape: World Mobility 2017 Predictions[1] report- IT spending on mobile is predicted to peak at 50% of total...

  • Beware of cybercriminals who prey on holiday shoppers

    Building a cyber-secure organisation

    March 13, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Building a cyber-secure organisation

    Although the vast majority of businesses today are aware of the dangers of cyber crime, too many acknowledge that they are not really effective at preventing breaches and other security events, and are not confident in their ability to recognise that a...

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

    Why you should consider a career in cybersecurity

    March 1, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Why you should consider a career in cybersecurity

    One of the most fascinating careers has to be the world of cybersecurity. The threat has been around for a long time, previously referred to as information security, now rebranded cyber, it has captured the minds of our youth. A challenge for many...

  • KYC models need to upgrade

    South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

    February 22, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African bank sharpens fight against debit order fraud

    In a bid to continue combating the scourge of rouge debit orders impacting the industry and some of its customers, FNB has waived the fee for stopping unauthorised debit orders through its electronic banking channels and is also actively clamping down on...

  • Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    February 22, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

    Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organisation, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more than just the...

  • Fortinet Q4 threat landscape report confirms previous predictions of swarm attacks

    Cyber security: The winner takes it all

    February 9, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on Cyber security: The winner takes it all

    It is pretty much a given that the majority of people have their personal information documented somewhere in virtual space. This data has been captured in many forms and bits and bytes through online transactions, social engagement, studies, business and...

  • Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

    Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

    February 7, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Best practices on safeguarding your smartphone and mobile data secure

    Your Android smartphone is designed to be secure and includes many features to protect your personal information from thieves and scammers. That said, cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting your mobile device because it contains valuable data, such as...

  • 2018 is the 'Year of the Next-Gen cyberattack'-Carbon Black report

    MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

    February 2, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

    On Wednesday 31 January 2018, cyber insurance company, MyCybercare, announced that it has partnered with the Eyeonid Group AB. The partnership will see MyCybercare leverage Eyeonid’s  proactive ID protection, which is a service that monitors and alerts...

  • Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

    January 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

    As social media continues to gain prominence amongst South African consumers, platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have also become a platform where fraudsters attempt to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard. Kovelin Naidoo, Chief Cyber...

  • MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

    MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

    January 31, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

    South African telecommunications company, MTN, issued a statement warning customers about a surge in scams asking customers for their one-time-pin (OTP) The statement in part read: “MTN wishes to advise its customers about yet another scam doing the...

  • South Africa sees shortage of cybersecurity skills

    Cybersecurity trends – What’s in store for South Africa in 2018

    January 18, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cybersecurity trends – What’s in store for South Africa in 2018

    Cybersecurity is a hot topic in South Africa and in fact, the world over – in the face of recent, highly publicised cybersecurity breaches and the emergence of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) which makes the malware accessible to just about anyone with a...