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Posts Tagged ‘hacking’

  • Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

    March 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

    Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an...

  • How to tell if you've been hacked

    How to tell if you’ve been hacked

    December 22, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to tell if you’ve been hacked

    In the first half of 2018, global data breaches compromised an estimated 4.5 billion data records worldwide. These attacks have seen millions of people’s personal and financial information put at risk, and demonstrate the need for security across all...

  • Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

    Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

    Two weeks ago there was a massive hack on Facebook user data where as many as 50 million users may have been impacted. Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue where attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code regarding the...

  • What small businesses don’t know – They are a target

    Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    September 25, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Is your business Cyber Resilient?

    With data being likened to the oil of the digital age, decision-makers cannot afford to ignore evolving cyber threats especially given recent examples of ransomware attacks targeting local companies. Ralph Berndt, Director of Sales at cyber resilience experts...

  • Apple got hacked by a teenager, but customer data is safe

    August 17, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple got hacked by a teenager, but customer data is safe

    An Australian teenager from Melbourne pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple’s computer mainframe from his home several times throughout a year. Apple confirmed on Friday that no customer data was compromised, despite the teen having downloaded internal...

  • Social engineering: the art of manipulation

    Social engineering: the art of manipulation

    August 16, 2018 • Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social engineering: the art of manipulation

    Social engineering, also referred to as ‘hacking without code’, is one of the most personal cybercrimes that can be committed. Here, professional hackers manipulate people into unwittingly giving out sensitive information – and even cold, hard cash...

  • Festive fraud: this time it's personal

    South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    June 18, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Hackers attack Liberty Holdings

    South African insurer, Liberty, announced that they were a victim of a cyber attack. The insurer revealed that the attackers infiltrated their information technology systems, extracted data from the firm and demanded payment. The insurer said that none of...

  • Protecting businesses and individuals from invoice fraud

    Protecting businesses and individuals from invoice fraud

    June 1, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Protecting businesses and individuals from invoice fraud

    Invoice fraud has been in the news this week after Goliath and Goliath, was hit by hackers who intercepted the company’s invoices to its clients; diverting over R300 000 from the comedy and entertainment agency and its subsidiary, The PR Bailiff. Fraud...

  • The rise of Multi-Factor Authentication

    10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

    May 24, 2018 • Security, SponsoredComments Off on 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted

    As we share massive amounts of information over the Internet, protecting our private data seems like a real challenge. Let’s not forget the fact that every step that you make online is watched by all kinds of snoopers: governments, ISPs (Internet Service...

  • A 'master key' that can access millions of hotel rooms

    A ‘master key’ that can access millions of hotel rooms

    April 27, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A ‘master key’ that can access millions of hotel rooms

    Researchers have figured out a way to gain access to millions of hotel rooms; by building a master key that exploits a flaw in a widely used electronic lock system that gives its user access to every room in the building. Cybersecurity firm, F-secure,...

  • Hetzner breach exposes the need for cyber insurance

    November 6, 2017 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Hetzner breach exposes the need for cyber insurance

    This week, one of SA’s largest hosting companies, Hetzner, was hacked, exposing hundreds of thousands of FTP passwords, domain names and bank account details, with the exception of credit card information. This has left SA organisations vulnerable to...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    October 2, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Threat of cyber attacks on the rise

    Worldwide, entertainment and media companies are increasingly becoming targets for cybercrime as cyber criminals find new and innovative ways to defeat security measures and controls. The theft of intellectual property or commercially sensitive information,...

  • Fortinet

    Breaking the Kill Chain: Protecting against the known and the unknown

    September 11, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Breaking the Kill Chain: Protecting against the known and the unknown

    Data theft is big business. More than 1.3 billion records have been exposed in the last two years. The threat evolution is faster than ever– we are, on average, discovering more new threats every day than identifying already known malware. Today’s most...

  • Ashley Madison hack highlights cybercime threat for businesses

    July 22, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Ashley Madison hack highlights cybercime threat for businesses

    The need for African and global businesses to ensure that they are adequately protected from cybercrime has been brought to light once again following the recent hack of notorious dating website Ashley Madison. It is estimated that more than 37 million of its...

  • South Africa rank third most exposed country to cyber risks

    Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    December 1, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Infographic: How much do cybercriminals make from their victims?

    Cybercriminals could be raking in profits 20 times greater than the cost of their attacks, according to figures compiled by Kaspersky Lab experts. Their research compared the cost of the most frequently used hacker tools with the money stolen in a successful...

  • Anton Jacobsz

    SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    June 19, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on SA IT must advance to counter advanced threats

    Multi-layered targeted offences are being mounted against selected victims, and few enterprises have the security in place to withstand these attacks, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Fortinet distributor, Networks Unlimited, says...