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.


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.


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.

Jan 21, 2019

RackWare shares 2019 ransomware predictions

We have really only seen the first wave of ransomware attacks, says RackWare.

Jan 14, 2019

White paper: Ransomware and NetBackup

Veritas explores this malware and provides backup professionals with practical advice

Nov 19, 2018

Hand-delivered, targeted ransomware attacks increase

Although patches for EternalBlue were issued over a year ago, it remains a firm favourite with attackers, says Sophos.

Oct 24, 2018

SMEs ignore cyber security at their peril

Twenty percent of businesses that paid ransoms were targeted by ransomware attacks for a second time, says SHA.

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