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  • How to protect your heart and money from Romantic Phishing

    February 14, 2019 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on How to protect your heart and money from Romantic Phishing

    Kaspersky Lab experts have detected a sharp increase in phishing activities from criminals offering users various romantic goods on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The total number of user attempts to visit fraudulent websites with a romantic theme that...

  • Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

    December 16, 2018 • Finance, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tips on how to avoid Christmas scams

    This holiday season should be a joyous one — for criminals. Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money, for two reasons. First, you may be so busy with shopping and parties that you don’t take that extra minute to...

  • Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

    Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

    October 17, 2018 • SecurityComments Off on Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

    When it comes to protecting yourself and your organization against cyber scams, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution. As organizations and people alike continue to adopt new devices and technology, they’re opening themselves up to more...

  • Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

    January 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Social Media: The latest hunting ground for cyber criminals

    As social media continues to gain prominence amongst South African consumers, platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter have also become a platform where fraudsters attempt to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard. Kovelin Naidoo, Chief Cyber...

  • Blockchain fraBanking records put on blockchain in Polandud schemes on the rise- Kaspersky Report

    Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

    November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

    While cryptocurrency holders search for new investment opportunities and ways to increase their savings, and enthusiasts look to learn more about the benefits of going cashless, malicious users are also looking for ways to capitalise on the popularity of the...

  • Vodacom fights SMS scams with Facebook

    March 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Mobile operator Vodacom today launched a tool to tackle scam SMSs. Adding a new tab on its Facebook page, Vodacom aims to use the social network to notify subscribers once new scams surface. Located on the Vodacom Facebook page, the tab enables Facebook...

  • Nigeria seeks ways to curb online crime

    January 5, 2010 • SecurityComments Off on Nigeria seeks ways to curb online crime

    The president of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPN) has called on Nigeria to invest on secured internet protocol versions to curb the menace of internet scams that allegedly originate from the West African country...