Cyber security 2019: It’s not all bad news so far

Reflecting on the 2019 cyber security landscape and what the overall picture is looking like for this year.


Smart building systems come under attack

One in four computers controlling building automation systems were subject to a malicious attack in the first half of 2019.


WannaCry ransomware still rampant

More than two years after the global outbreak, there are still more than 12 000 WannaCry variants n circulation, says a Sophos report.

Sep 9, 2019

VOIP phone flaw goes unpatched for a decade

Open source vulnerabilities can lurk in the most mundane systems as was demonstrated recently by McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team.

Aug 20, 2019

Ransomware modifications double in a year

WannaCry remained the top culprit, despite a Window patch being released over two years ago.


SASSA struggles to get Web site back up

The social security agency’s Web site remains down, after it was hacked this week.

Jul 25, 2019

Update: City Power says most IT applications, networks restored

Earlier today, City Power said it was hit by a ransomware attack that encrypted many of its systems, and shut down its Web site.

Jul 25, 2019

City Power hit by ransomware attack

The City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility’s databases, applications and network have been encrypted by malicious software.

Jul 2, 2019

Ransomware gangs target US cities

Local US municipalities are becoming attractive targets for cyber criminals, says OpenVPN.

Jun 3, 2019

Companies ignore endpoint security at their peril

As over 93% of attacks occur on the endpoint, it needs to be a key focus in securing business data, says Dell EMC.

May 17, 2019

Understanding cyber security's biggest threat

Ransomware has no morals and it doesn't care if you provide a product, service or information, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO at ESET South Africa.


Ransomware is not going anywhere

There has been a rise in targeted ransomware, where criminals seek out certain vulnerable organisations.

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