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Fight Back Against the Rise of Ransomware in SA with EDR Solutions

When cyberattacks are on the rise, as they certainly have been in South Africa this year, an organisation cannot afford to have its cybersecurity operating in a reactive manner. And yet, far too many businesses operate in this manner,...

African Bank Warns of Data Breach After Partner Struck by Ransomware

South African retail bank African Bank has confirmed that one of its debt recovery partners, Debt-IN, was targeted by a ransomware attack in April 2021. At that time, advice from security experts concluded that there was no evidence that the...

How to Successfully Recover from a Ransomware Attack

South Africa is an attractive target for cybercriminals for a number of reasons, and the last few years have seen a sharp rise in high-profile ransomware attacks. One of the key motivations driving this volume of attacks is the...

Transnet Undergoes Apparent Ransomware Hack

South Africa's logistics and port operator Transnet has been the victim of an apparent ransomware attack, with its IT systems, websites and Navis* container terminal OS going offline yesterday morning. The hack was first identified when several stakeholders in the...

11 Critical Steps Security Officers Need to Take During a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks have increased in volume, morphing and evolving through the years, especially recently, into the debilitating attacks we see today. According to a recent Global Threat Landscape Report from FortiGuard Labs, ransomware attacks increased sevenfold in the last half of 2020...

Microsoft Acquires Cybersecurity Startup RiskIQ as Ransomware Threat Looms

Microsoft has acquired RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company that provides threat intelligence and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) for organisations. The acquisition will see RiskIQ's threat intelligence services integrated into Microsoft's existing flagship security offerings, with Bloomberg reporting...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. A robotic assistant joins ICU teams in Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Vodafone Ghana and Invest for Africa partner to advance...

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...

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....

6 Ways to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

With an ever-growing number of people working from home, primarily due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises. IDC predicts that by 2023, 60% of...
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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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