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May 5, 2021

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.

Apr 28, 2021

New report shows 5bn personal records leaked in Q1 2021

The stolen data was shared on a hacking forum as an interactive database, according to research firm Atlas VPN.


PPS works to restore full functionality after cyber attack

Two weeks after falling victim to a cyber attack, the Professional Provident Society says full functionality of its IT systems is gradually being reinstated.


Professional Provident Society suffers ‘malicious’ cyber attack

The insurer for graduate professionals confirms it is a victim of a cyber attack, saying it is working on restoring full functionality.

Jan 29, 2021

How to effectively respond to a data breach

Bevan Smith, head of risk at Visa, will be sharing Visa’s data breach best practice at the upcoming #ITWebGRC2021.

Jan 29, 2021

Putting a price on a data breach

The majority of breaches – 86% – continue to be financially motivated, says ViC IT Consulting.

Dec 15, 2020

Leaked data records surge to 36bn worldwide in 2020

The number of leaked data records globally reached 36.1 billion in the first three quarters of 2020, says Atlas VPN.

Nov 30, 2020

Absa accuses employee of leaking customer data

The bank says an employee unlawfully made selected customer data available to a small number of external parties.


Stefanutti Stocks shuts down IT systems after cyber attack

The JSE-listed construction group says it uncovered a cyber attack on its IT systems in the early hours of 31 August.

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.

Aug 31, 2020

Life Healthcare reveals damage caused by data breach

The hospital group says the attack has been contained and for the first time has revealed how the attack impacted on its operations.


Lombard Insurance engages SA authorities after data breach

While the insurer is working with the Information Regulator, it has yet to disclose what information was accessed by the hackers or the number of people affected.

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