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SA Data Breach Costs Reached Record Highs During Pandemic – IBM

IBM Security announced the results of a recent study that found that data breaches now cost South African companies $3-million (R46-million) on average – the highest cost in the 6-year history of the report. Worldwide, the average financial damages...

Gaming-Related Web Attacks Jumped by More than 50% During Lockdown

Cybercriminals have been exploiting the increased popularity in video games during lockdown to launch attacks. In April, the daily number of blocked attempts to direct Kaspersky users to malicious sites increased by 54% when compared to January 2020. In addition,...

6 Changes in Digital Privacy That Could Happen in the Near Future

Your data is now everywhere. Your phone. Your smartwatches. Your smart home. And if something goes just a little bit wrong – it could disappear in just one click. With digitalisation continuing to grow around the world, many services are...

Cybercriminals Find A New Way to Take Control of Your Devices

African Internet users, be they on their smartphones or desktops, are constantly at heightened risks for online attacks by cybercriminals. Cybercriminals are a desperate and innovative sort. For all of their faults, it can never be said that those that...

Why trust and technology go hand in hand

The erosion of trust has been a key theme of the last decade, and one that all business leaders must engage within the years ahead. The continuous change we’re seeing and the rapid pace at which it’s taking place can...

Cyber-security is a business issue, not an IT issue

Some have said, only half-jokingly, that an innovation only gets the investment they need to be perfected once the arms industry has seen a need for it. More worryingly, there is now good evidence that much of the innovation...

Ransomware: African Businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomare attacks, a Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon, has revealed. Ransomware is a hot topic because of the organisations being targeted and because of how prevalent it has become....

Top 7 ways to protect yourself from the surge in cybercrime

Online fraud is on the increase in South Africa, with criminals seeing individuals’ online banking accounts as particularly rich pickings. Cybercrime, of which online banking scams account for significant portion, is costing South Africa about R5.8 billion a year, according...

Your personal information may not be as private as you think

You’re watching your son play a school soccer match. Your camera is ready when he scores the winning goal, taking his team to victory. You’re so proud; you can’t wait to share the news. Along with the picture, you...

Are smart homes becoming easy prey for hackers?

While the increasing use of home automation technology to create your version of a ‘smart house’ may be all the trend and seem practical, Richard Keymer Head of Pre-sales at SecureData Africa warns of the flipside in that once...
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New Apple ‘Midnight’ HomePod Mini: 8 Must-Know Features!

In a surprise mid-July announcement, Apple added a new color option to its popular HomePod tiny smart speaker. The new...
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