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Thursday

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aug 20, 2019

Ransomware modifications double in a year

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

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SASSA struggles to get Web site back up

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

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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.

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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.

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Jul 2, 2019

Ransomware gangs target US cities

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

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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.

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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.

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Ransomware is not going anywhere

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

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