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Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • Vodacom enters digital payments market

    Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

    June 3, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Mobile ad fraud and what you can do about it

    If you take a moment to look around you, wherever you are, you will be hard pressed to find one person without a mobile phone. Chances are that you may even be reading this from your mobile device. Because of their convenience, mobile devices have become a...

  • Steer clear of malicious programs pretending to be TV shows

    April 1, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Steer clear of malicious programs pretending to be TV shows

    Cybercriminals are actively using new episodes of popular TV shows to distribute malware, research by Kaspersky Lab has found. Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Arrow are the shows receiving the most attention from attackers. These and other findings are...

  • Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

    Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

    January 18, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Fortnite vulnerability put millions of players at risk

    Researchers at Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cyber security solutions globally, shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. Fortnite has nearly 80 million players...

  • NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    January 17, 2019 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on NETSCOUT report highlights rapid changes in DDoS threat landscape

    The findings of a new report from NETSCOUT have highlighted some key points around distributed denial of service (DDoS) activity worldwide during 2018. NETSCOUT’s Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) has actively monitored the global internet...

  • Improve Security Posture with Deep Learning Enabled Endpoint Detection and Response

    Improve security posture with deep learning enabled endpoint detection and response

    January 17, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Improve security posture with deep learning enabled endpoint detection and response

    Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples every day; this does not mean 400,000 programmers writing code. It means heavily automated systems. The result is bespoke...

  • Create a cybersecurity culture

    January 16, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Create a cybersecurity culture

    ‘Cybersecurity’ is still a relatively new word, making its first appearance to reference “protecting a computer or computer system” in 1989. Since then, the term has evolved to incorporate every aspect of IT, information and...

  • Connected car chargers could leave home networks vulnerable

    Connected car chargers could leave home networks vulnerable

    January 8, 2019 • SecurityComments Off on Connected car chargers could leave home networks vulnerable

    While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied by a major...

  • Biometrics has a keen stake in the war on identity fraud

    December 6, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Biometrics has a keen stake in the war on identity fraud

    Identity fraud remains one of the most prominent cybercrime threats of modern society today. Global research notes that on average businesses loose over US$ 200 billion every year – while consumers loose more than US$ 16 billion due to identity fraud. In...

  • Cybersecurity predictions for 2019 according to Panda Security Annual Report

    South African cybercrime bill enters its final legislative cycle

    December 5, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South African cybercrime bill enters its final legislative cycle

    As South Africa’s business sector continues to expand across a myriad of digital platforms, cybercrime continues to threaten this burgeoning digital sphere. “There are many victims of cybercrime, with limited recourse available in terms of current South...

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

    Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    November 28, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Why SMEs are especially vulnerable to cyber incidents

    As cyber criminals become more sophisticated and confident, we are starting to see more high profile cyber breaches make headlines. However, with much attention placed on large-scale cyber incidents, we often forget that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)...

  • Mimecast launches IBM QRadar app

    November 27, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Mimecast launches IBM QRadar app

    Mimecast Limited has launched Mimecast for IBM Qradar – an app that integrates email security data into IBM’s security intelligence technology. The new Mimecast for IBM QRadar app is designed to offer joint customers improved visibility into potential...

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

    November 27, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Business continuity and disaster recovery – what businesses need to know

    The smallest disruption to a business can have a long-lasting impact, from interrupted production to lost customers. It’s critical that businesses have a business continuity plan in place to not only minimise the impact and recover from any incident...

  • What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    November 16, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on What are the top three targeted industries for cybercrime?

    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...

  • Cyber incidents, major risks for financial services -study

    Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    November 12, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Human element is the biggest threat to your cyber security

    Cybercrime attacks are increasingly becoming popular and more sophisticated. Although businesses spend large amounts of money and resources on cyber security, they are still hacked and infected with various malware threats. One of the greatest threat to the...