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Posts Tagged ‘cyber crime’

  • Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

    South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    January 5, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on South African organisations must prioritise security in 2018

    Cyber-attacks are as old as technology itself. But even as organisations implement better ways to safeguard themselves and their data, malware evolves to become more sophisticated. The reality is that breaches will happen. It is how the organisation can...

  • For a lot of football teams taking part in the 21st edition of the World Cup, cybersecurity has become a real worry for their travelling parties.

    Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

    December 20, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

    “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s famous line resonated back in the 19th century Parisian literary circles, and it resonates today in the 21st century cybersecurity industry. With every new tool and...

  • It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    December 18, 2017 • Retail, SecurityComments Off on It’s a wonderful time of the year…for hackers

    The holiday season is in full swing and once again we can expect to see a surge in cyber attacks targeting retailers and consumers. Research from the National Retail Federation shows that spending during the winter holidays outstrips retail sales during all...

  • Is World War III happening online?

    Is World War III happening online?

    November 2, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Is World War III happening online?

    The digital transformation of our lives and economies has led to great advances in communication and productivity, but it has also created a great dependency on Internet connectivity across industries and individuals. This has resulted in increased exposure...

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

    Nigeria: NCC to go to war with cybercriminals

    October 31, 2017 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC to go to war with cybercriminals

    Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) declared on Monday 30 October 2017 that the organisation has intensified its onslaught against the threat posed by cybercriminals across the Nigeria. This is according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. The...

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

    How you can find ways to fight ransomware

    October 27, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How you can find ways to fight ransomware

    Today, there’s a good chance you know of either an individual or a company who has fallen victim to ransomware. In fact, unless you have been living in the Amazon jungle with no connectivity, you will have heard of the simple, yet terrifying concept of...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    South Africa ranks as third most exposed country to cyber risks

    October 26, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa ranks as third most exposed country to cyber risks

    The recent data breach that made the details of nearly 31 million South Africans available on the internet has once again brought the issue of cybersecurity to the forefront. New research from the Cyber Intelligence Research Group, released in October 2017,...

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

    Top 5 ways cybercrime can hurt your small business

    October 20, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Top 5 ways cybercrime can hurt your small business

    While it’s true that smaller businesses may seem like they have less to lose, nearly 43% of cybercrime targets small business. Last year alone, 430 million new versions of malware were launched into the business world… That’s the price you pay for...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    Cyber impersonation attacks the latest security threat to businesses

    September 18, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cyber impersonation attacks the latest security threat to businesses

    Amidst the global furore over high-profile cyber espionage, businesses and individuals have to contend daily with increasing cyber criminality. In line with the uptick in ransomware, impersonation attacks have become a common way for cybercriminals to extract...

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    Financial cyber crimes demand stronger banking security

    August 24, 2017 • Finance, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Financial cyber crimes demand stronger banking security

    The financial services industry is under increased threat from cybercriminals who use ingenious methods to attack institutions and consumers. Cybercriminals are employing ever more sophisticated means to intercept online transactions and commit fraud. Banks,...

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    Nigerian Hacker Sentenced After $6.5 million Fraud Scheme

    August 21, 2017 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Hacker Sentenced After $6.5 million Fraud Scheme

    According to a report by Premium Times, Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker, has been sentenced to 51 months in jail after being found guilty by a US court for operating a fraud scheme that duped businesses from the US and around the world out of $6.5 million....

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

    Cybercrime growth highlights need for short- and long-term ICT education plans in South Africa

    August 11, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments Off on Cybercrime growth highlights need for short- and long-term ICT education plans in South Africa

    The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering’s (JCSE) seventh annual ICT skills survey showed that South Africa continues to lag behind other African countries, such as Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt, in information communication technology (ICT) skills training...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

    August 2, 2017 • Features, General, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Warning: SA Cybercrime Bill Will Endanger your Freedom!

    South Africans have just a few more days to air their views on the 2017 version of the Cybercrimes Bill. The Bill was designed to eradicate various cyber offences such as cyberbullying and hacking. The problem however, is that if this Bill is passed, we could...

  • South Africa, Fake, Government, Websites, Warning, Cyber Fraud, Security, Phishing

    South Africa- Beware Of Fake Government Websites

    July 28, 2017 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa- Beware Of Fake Government Websites

    Yesterday the ZA Central Registry sent out a warning to all South Africans to be on the look out for fake versions of South African government email addresses and websites. Alleged online fraudsters have been creating these fake sites in order to trick...

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    Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime

    July 25, 2017 • SecurityComments Off on Is your payroll data protected against cyber-crime

    According to the 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report, gangs of cyber-criminals prefer to target commonly used software platforms with known vulnerabilities. Corporate and internal networks, as well as point-of-sale (POS) systems are most at risk, falling...

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    Achieve cyber resilience with business continuity plan

    May 4, 2017 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Achieve cyber resilience with business continuity plan

    Cyber resilience cannot be considered in isolation, but should rather be considered within the context of the overall business continuity plan, says Cindy Bodenstein, Marketing Manager at Continuity SA. She says that cyber resilience was chosen as the theme...