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Top 4 Email Scams Targeting People in the Middle East and Africa

Kaspersky experts have outlined the top four email scam themes and tactics currently prevalent in the Middle East and Africa region (META). These scams highlight different social engineering techniques used by cybercriminals. However, the objective remains the same, which...

5 Vital Fraud Prevention Tips

In today's digital world, scammers have shifted from traditional methods to exploiting social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook. These platforms, built on trust and connectivity, provide fertile ground for fraudulent activities. To safeguard user's personal information and assets, the...

SA Post Office Warns Customers of New Email Scam

The South African Post Office has sent an alarm to customers about fraudulent e-mails that are designed to make the receiver pay money into a scam account. The bogus emails appear as if they are coming from the Post Office...

How to Secure Your Remote Work Environment from Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity threats are at an all-time high. With organizations increasingly employing hybrid work models, it has become more vital than ever to educate employees on the various cybersecurity risks that come with a distributed work environment. In a hybrid work...

How to Be Safe From the “Reset Password” Email Scam

Most online services have built-in security systems that alert employees when the systems detect “unusual” activity on their accounts. For example, legitimate email services or similar will send notifications about attempts to reset the phone number and e-mail address linked...

Need an Edge to Your Business? Take a Fresh Look At Your Security Strategy

As we all start to get a better view of what the future might hold, organisations need to look again at their security strategy. But first, we need to take stock. After the initial shock of lockdowns and mass remote...

3 Most Common Cyberscams that Compromise Business Emails

Online security firm Kaspersky reports that its cybersecurity experts are increasingly observing BEC (Business Email Compromise) attacks online. Between May and July 2021, Kaspersky says that its security products prevented more than 9,500 BEC attacks globally, including those against businesses...

Beware of Scammers – 4 Tips to Spot Digital Banking Fraud

To prevent becoming the victim of fraudsters, it’s vital to be on guard, especially when using transactional, card-based accounts linked to cheque and savings accounts. Vijay Naidoo, CIO at Old Mutual Finance, pointed out that "...transactional accounts are among the...

There are 577 Malware Attacks in South Africa Every Hour, Research Shows

The 2019 KnowBe4 African Report found that the continent is increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The report highlighted how vulnerable users were when it came to recognising cyber-threats and managing their risk profiles. In 2020, Accenture released a report entitled ‘Insight...
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How can SA enterprises minimize the impact of network outages?

Internet and network outages are a constant threat to any enterprise in South Africa. Whether it’s an issue experienced...
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