cyber crime

Standard Bank blocks spoofed Web sites, millions of e-mails

The financial institution shut down over 5 000 illicit Web sites and blocked millions of spoofed e-mails from fraudsters who impersonated it to defraud customers.

Jan 18, 2021

What’s ahead for the channel in 2021

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Financial institutions do not have to choose security over user experience to stop fraud

The practice of 'know your customer' is one of the most significant elements in the fight against cyber crime in the financial sector, says Charl Ueckermann, group CEO at AVeS Cyber International..


FNB ups security for digital transactions

The bank rolls out online secure authentication for merchants and customers ahead of busy shopping periods Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Sep 11, 2020

Growing cyber security threats

There has been a 350% surge in phishing Web sites since the start of the pandemic, says John Mc Loughlin, CEO of J2 Software.

Sep 4, 2020

How cyber criminals cash out amid more attacks in SA

A new report, dubbed Follow the Money, sheds some light on how cyber criminals cash out their ill-gotten gains.

Sep 2, 2020

Data from Experian breach dumped on the Internet

The credit bureau identifies files from the data breach which are available on publicly viewable Web sites and forums.

Jul 28, 2020

Garmin falls victim to second cyber attack in a year

The company becomes a victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of its systems, less than a year after its South African unit was hacked.

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 8, 2020

Resilience as vital as it is difficult to achieve

In a digital world that is increasingly filled with new attack vectors and dangerous cyber criminals, companies need to build resilience to a wide range of risks.


Now is not the time to ignore cyber security

With many South Africans working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber security has never been more important.

Jun 2, 2020

Protecting remote workers from the threat of cyber crime

Cyber security needs to be a concern not just for C-level executives and those running IT, but for each and every employee, says Pedro Maia, MD of Intdev,.

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