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Nclose: 2021 will be a cybercrime bruiser - here's what to prepare for

By Staff Writer 11 December 2020

With less than a month left of a challenging year, attention is rightly turning to what we can expect, and how companies can prepare, for 2021. On the cybersecurity front, Nclose's Martin Potgieter offers some foresight. FULL STORY >

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Industry Insight - Get the attacker’s view on your cyber defence

By Industry Contributor 26 November 2020

Steve Benton, BT Deputy CSO, GM Cyber and Physical Security Operations and Programmes, shares his insights on the five core aims of cyber attackers - and the multi-layered defence approach that could stop them targeting your... FULL STORY >

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Kaspersky: Cybercriminals shifting focus from encrypting data to publishing confidential information online

By Staff Writer 12 November 2020

Over the past couple years, widespread ransomware attacks - where criminals use malware to encrypt your data and hold it for ransom - have been replaced by more targeted attacks against... FULL STORY >

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Revealing Africa’s mobile cybercrime challenge

By Staff Writer 12 November 2020

In June 2020 it was revealed that the total number of malicious mobile applications doubled in the first quarter, with a 55% spike in fraudulent mobile transactions found and increased volumes of infected mobile devices. What’s worst is that... FULL STORY >

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Vodacom offers eligible customers six months of Amazon Prime Video for free

By Staff Writer 5 November 2020

If you are a Vodacom customer and hankering to dip into Amazon Prime Video (and games), then the company has an offer you may not want to refuse. FULL STORY >

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Check Point sounds alarm bells ahead of Amazon Prime Day

By Staff Writer 9 October 2020

Check Point researchers have issued warning to Amazon’s 150M prime members, as they spot surges in malicious domains designed to imitate Amazon ahead of its annual online shopping event, Amazon Prime Day. FULL STORY >

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As soon as grants for pandemic-hit businesses were announced, scammers went phishing

By Staff Writer 30 September 2020

Kaspersky has highlighted how funds meant for Covid-19 relief were exploited by cybercriminals and phishing attacks. FULL STORY >

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Cell C partners with Primestars to equip learners with STEM knowledge

By Press Release 23 September 2020

As the fourth industrial revolution becomes reality on a global scale, the need for learners to master STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has never been more important. FULL STORY >

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Local eateries going digital to survive now at risk of cybercrime

By Industry Contributor 28 August 2020

Restaurants leveraging touchless, contactless, or low-contact digital payment methods to survive are being faced with another risk - being victim of a new attack vulnerability. Doros Hadjizenonos, regional sales manager at... FULL STORY >

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Tax season often equals tax scams - tips from ESET to stay safe

By Staff Writer 29 July 2020

ESET offers the following tips to stay safe during the tax return season. FULL STORY >

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Cybercriminals taking advantage of the streaming wars to attack users in 2020

By Staff Writer 20 July 2020

When it comes to disguising malicious files under the names of popular streaming platforms and their content, cybercriminals most frequently use Netflix and The Mandalorian (a Disney + original) as a lure, according... FULL STORY >

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Cybercriminals now targeting the healthcare sector, warns Mimecast

By Staff Writer 27 May 2020

As if a pandemic wasn't enough to deal with, the healthcare sector is under siege from ruthless cybercriminals aiming to disrupt and profit from healthcare services during the Covid-19 crisis, according to Mimecast. FULL STORY >

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SMEs and cybercrime: F5’s lucky #13 security controls

By Industry Contributor 20 March 2020

SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they’re accumulating, says Alain Tshal,District Sales Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa, F5... FULL STORY >

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Vodacom: Battery stealing syndicate busted

By Ryan Noik 5 March 2020

Vodacom today announced the arrest of suspects belonging to one of the largest syndicates behind battery theft in South Africa. FULL STORY >

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Multiple security vulnerabilities found in TikTok

By Ryan Noik 10 January 2020

In the wake of the WhatsApp scam, security company CheckPoint revealed that discovered several major vulnerabilities in another popular platform - TikTok. FULL STORY >

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