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Social engineering still SA’s number one cyber security risk

The Verizon report says 85% of breaches involved a human element, with stealing user credentials the most favoured technique of cyber criminals.

Aug 18, 2021

KnowBe4 brings KB4-CON to EMEA

Attendees will benefit from talks by two well-known figures in cyber security, Mikko Hyppönen and Kevin Mitnick, as well as demos of advanced cyber security solutions.


Experts warn against posting COVID-19 vaccination card online

By posting images of their vaccination cards on social media, people expose themselves to a broad range of cyber risks, warn security experts.

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 16, 2020

High-profile Twitter accounts hijacked in crypto scam

A coordinated social engineering attack targets top users like Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, among others.

Jul 2, 2020

Stop the social engineering of customers and employees

To prevent fraud, it’s important to understand the social engineering lifecycle and how to stop manipulation of clients and staff.

Jun 8, 2020

COVID-19 cyber threats spread like a virus

Advanced persistent threat groups are using the pandemic as part of their cyber operations, often masquerading as trusted entities.

May 12, 2020

Flattening the social engineering curve

With the rise of COVID-19, people are faced with fear and uncertainty, and cyber criminals are actively using this as an opportunity to prey on the vulnerable, says CyberTech.


Social engineering attacks become more complex, advanced

Despite being one of the oldest hacking methods, social engineering has been used successfully for many years without any “lessons learnt by the victims”.

Sep 19, 2019

Cyber criminals aim to score with Rugby World Cup

A security expert warns cyber fraudsters are match fit to breach the security defences of fans, organisers and sponsors during the Rugby World Cup.

Aug 14, 2019

Absa in tech risk balancing act

As the bank introduces digital solutions, its key challenge is dealing with an increase in fraud, particularly incidents related to social engineering.


C-level executives under cyber attack

High-level business decision-makers across the globe are12 times more likely to be the target of social-engineering attacks, states Verizon.

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