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How to Mitigate and Recover from Rising African Cyber Incidents

There’s no question that African businesses are being increasingly targeted by cyberattacks, with ransomware, spyware and backdoor incidents, as well as data leaks, becoming ever more prevalent. One such recent example is the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on...

Cyber Expert Warning: Why Your Internet-Connected Devices Could Be Unsafe

Imagine living in a home where you can control the thermostat with your voice, or where your fridge can place your grocery order for you. This seems like the direction that we're headed in, or, we've already arrived. The truth...

Crypto Heists: Unveiling the Billion-Dollar Underworld Despite Sluggish Crime Rates

After stealing more than $3.5bn worth of cryptos in 2022, the worst year for crypto heists in the market`s history, crypto scammers and hackers have seen their inflows significantly drop in 2023. Still, the total amount of stolen money...

How to Stop the Costliest Internet Scams

According to Steve Flynn, Sales and Marketing Director at ESET Southern Africa, it’s long past time organisations get a handle on business email compromise scams which generated more losses for victims in 2021 than any other type of cybercrime. While...

Global Russian Hack Attack Targeted SA Energy Sector, US Claims

South Africa came out as one of 135 countries that the US claims Russian government employees targeted between 2012 and 2017 as part of two massive hack campaigns allegedly aimed at disrupting energy companies and critical infrastructure. According to Daily...

Kaspersky’s Antivirus Software Under Investigation

On Friday, Italy's data watchdog said it is investigating Kaspersky, a Russian multinational cybersecurity company, for the alleged possibility of being used in cyber attacks. According to The Guardian, the agency says it followed "alarms sounded by many Italian and...

4 Types of Hackers That You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

A security hacker is someone who explores methods for breaching defences and exploiting weaknesses in a computer system or network. To the laymen, hackers are known as the bad guys of the internet, but it is way more than that,...

5000 Attack Attempts in 22 Countries Due to REvil Ransomware Campaign

On 2 July 2021, it became known that the REvil ransomware gang perpetrated a large attack against Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their clients around the world. The far-reaching attack affected firms across 22 countries, including South Africa, the...

Surging DDoS Attacks Drive Growing Demand for Third Party Protection Services

As the global workforce largely shifted to work-from-home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reliance on online services soared. Many businesses were able to successfully pivot to this new normal as remote connectivity allowed access to vital systems and...

Inside the Mind of Cybercriminals – How Threat Actors Think

Cybercriminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud....
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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