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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.