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Ransomware South Africa

Why Ransomware is the Greatest Threat to Your Organisation

Ransomware is getting nastier and more expensive all the time and it has affected almost every industry and geography. No one is immune from the threat. In a global ransomware survey conducted by Fortinet, 67% of organizations report suffering a ransomware attack. Even...

The State of Cyber Extortion Crime in South Africa

The KnowBe4 and ITWeb Ransomware Survey took a deep look into the South African organisation, finding that ransomware and cybercrime are increasingly impacting organisations on the continent. While many companies (32%) were attacked in 2021, some multiple times (12%), 64%...

How a Small Email Phish Can Become a Million Rand Ransom

Cybercrime is smart, innovative, and agile. Cybercriminals are well-rewarded for their innovative attack vectors and have no incentive to stop finding inventive ways of penetrating systems and moving past the most vulnerable defences. According to Paul Grapendaal, Head of Managed...

31.5 Million Cyberthreats Targeted SA Users in the First Half of 2021

The increase in cyberthreats recorded by global internet security firm Kaspersky in the first half of this year across South Africa amounted to 31.5 million. “Threats can be categorised as criminal (80% of attacks), targeted (19.9%), and advanced (0.01%). The...

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...

Take Steps Now to Protect Your Organisation as Ransomware-as-a-Service Ramps Up DDoS Attack Offerings

The services industry has traditionally included sectors ranging from social assistance and health care to transportation and scientific services. However, it doesn’t end there, because the human talent for innovation can turn almost anything into a service. We also find...

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. This week was capped by Telkom choosing who would fill its top executive role. Readers were also engaged by a...

South Africa Ranked as 3rd Most Targeted Country by Ransomware

Over the last few years, the number of users encountering targeted ransomware - malware used to extort money from high-profile targets, such as corporations, government agencies, and municipal organisations - increased by 767%. This increase in targeted ransomware occurred alongside...
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Youth Month Centre Tour 2024: Harambee

In honor of Youth Month, Harambee hosts a media tour at their center in Johannesburg, South Africa. A tour...
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