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7 Key Trends Expected to Shape Global Fraud Landspace

With cybercriminals increasing their efforts and their attacks becoming more sophisticated and widespread, 2024 is forecast to see fraud professionals juggling mounting challenges such as the impact of added regulatory pressure in many parts of the world, the persistent...

South Africa’s Two-Pot Pension System – Protecting Savings from Cyber Fraud

Soon, South African's could have the option of placing their retirement fund contributions in two ‘pots’ – the one being the retirement pot and the other being a savings pot that can be accessed by members while still in...

Rise in Deepfake Fraud Reported by Crypto Companies

A report by Sumsub, a full-cycle platform, gathered the information of a combination of a survey conducted by 100+ crypto companies and expert interviews of professionals in the industry. Overall, 800,000+ fraud attempts were studied for this report and...

Real-Time API that Slashes E-commerce Fraud with One Simple Integration

Many banks still rely on outdated batch upload processes for cardholder information and card status, which means consumers who need to cancel or block a stolen credit card will sometimes have to wait hours for their request to be...

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...

Safeguarding South Africa’s Mining and Construction Industries from Fraud

South Africa's economy stands on the pillars of industries like mining and construction, crucial contributors to its prosperity. However, their significance also makes them appealing targets for cybercriminals. Fraud and corruption are ever-looming threats that demand immediate attention, and...

Almost $30K was Stolen via a Fake Hardware Wallet

Investors often turn to hardware wallets as a secure way to store their digital assets, assuming that they are impenetrable. However, even the most advanced hardware wallets on the market may not be foolproof, and there are still risks...

Central Bank of Kenya Cracks Down on Flutterwave, Chipper

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says that the fintech startup, Flutterwave, is not registered to operate in Kenya. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said, according to Business Daily, that the company, as well as Chipper Cash, are not allowed to...

Will an Increase in Vendorship really save Jumia?

Africa's 'answer to Amazon', Jumia is struggling to bounce back in 2020 after messy NYSE listing followed by the decision to pull out from two African countries, Tanzania and Cameroon. The eCommerce company, that now only operates in 12 African...

Beware of Whatsapp scam offering free internet

ESET researchers in Latin America have discovered a scam that impersonates Whatsapp. The fake app offers 1000 GB of internet data to celebrate its anniversary. What strikes right off the bat here is that the URL that comes with the...
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Can AI Unlock New Opportunities for South Africa’s Society?

In the heart of our country, a quiet revolution is underway. This revolution, marked not by upheaval but by...
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