Amidst the global furore over high-profile cyber espionage, businesses and individuals have to contend daily with increasing cyber criminality. In line with the uptick in ransomware, impersonation attacks have become a common way for cybercriminals to extract...
ESET, an IT security company, has revealed that their researchers have discovered a new malware, named Joao, which is targeting gamers. The security company sent out a warning about Joao on the 22nd of August 2017. According to the company, the malware is...
July 31, 2017 •
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Two significant events happened recently. One positive, the other, cripplingly negative. First the good: The International Labour Organization recently recognised cybersecurity as part of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, as being hacked does not just...
July 21, 2017 •
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RSA, a Dell Technologies business, has unveiled updates and enhancements to the RSA NetWitness Suite that gives analysts the industry’s most advanced threat detection and response solution to discover, contain and ultimately eradicate threats. The “Hunter...
In the most recent mega ransomware attack, ‘Petya’, which broke out in the Ukraine, and swept through Europe and Asia, South African SMMEs need to be wary, and not caught on the back foot. “South African businesses and institutions tend to feel far...
February 11, 2014 •
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Kaspersky Lab’s security research team has announced the discovery of “The Mask” (aka Careto), an advanced Spanish-language speaking threat actor that has been involved in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2007. What makes The Mask...
December 3, 2013 •
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Some of the revelations of the past year raised questions about the way we use the Internet nowadays and the type of risks we face. In 2013 advanced threat actors have continued large-scale operations, and cyber-mercenaries, specialist APT groups “for...
September 16, 2013 •
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Only about 17% of companies in South Africa have a fully developed mobile device security policy for their corporate networks. Meanwhile, the number of IT security incidents involving cell phones and tablets is on the rise, and most companies have no plans to...
November 12, 2012 •
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Cyber-crime is now posing major increased strategic risks to South African companies. Threats posed to organizations by cyber-crimes have increased faster than potential victims—or cyber security professionals—can cope with them, placing targeted...