cyber crime

Beware cyber hitmen: Become more resilient by understanding attackers

Many companies still labour under misconceptions about the nature of cyber attackers, not realising how sophisticated, large and organised these crime syndicates are.


R6.4m bill to remediate average ransomware attack in SA

The average total cost of recovery from a ransomware attack has more than doubled during the past 12 months, says Sophos.


Standard Bank blocks spoofed Web sites, millions of e-mails

The financial institution shut down over 5 000 illicit Web sites and blocked millions of spoofed e-mails from fraudsters who impersonated it to defraud customers.

Jan 18, 2021

What’s ahead for the channel in 2021

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Financial institutions do not have to choose security over user experience to stop fraud

The practice of 'know your customer' is one of the most significant elements in the fight against cyber crime in the financial sector, says Charl Ueckermann, group CEO at AVeS Cyber International..


FNB ups security for digital transactions

The bank rolls out online secure authentication for merchants and customers ahead of busy shopping periods Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Sep 11, 2020

Growing cyber security threats

There has been a 350% surge in phishing Web sites since the start of the pandemic, says John Mc Loughlin, CEO of J2 Software.

Sep 4, 2020

How cyber criminals cash out amid more attacks in SA

A new report, dubbed Follow the Money, sheds some light on how cyber criminals cash out their ill-gotten gains.

Sep 2, 2020

Data from Experian breach dumped on the Internet

The credit bureau identifies files from the data breach which are available on publicly viewable Web sites and forums.

Jul 28, 2020

Garmin falls victim to second cyber attack in a year

The company becomes a victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of its systems, less than a year after its South African unit was hacked.

Jul 20, 2020

Twitter fights to rebuild trust after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform continues its investigation of the hacking incident, working with law enforcement in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.

Jul 8, 2020

Resilience as vital as it is difficult to achieve

In a digital world that is increasingly filled with new attack vectors and dangerous cyber criminals, companies need to build resilience to a wide range of risks.

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