Tag Archives: cybercrime

Top 5 Cybercrime Trends during the COVID-19 Era

17 Jun

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When Coronavirus stole the limelight and drew the attention of literally every human on earth, it seemed the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals lying in wait to strike. And they have been striking hard ever since! What Cybercriminals Have Been Doing While You’ve Been Fixated on COVID-19 A flurry of cybercriminal activity has been going on […]

Opportunistic criminals ramp up cyber-attacks during challenging times

14 Apr

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While the world is paralysed in fear and heavily distracted by COVID-19, cybercriminals seem to have focused their attention on the WHO (World Health Organisation). Responsible for directing international public health within the United Nations, the primary objective of WHO is to ensure that all countries are advised on correct health procedures and are fully […]

Cyber-attack threats – the risk of not knowing what you don’t know

24 Mar

The KnowBe4 African Report on cyber-attacks in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco and more really does uncover some interesting statistics. The survey, which was carried out in 2019, tells us the following: The majority of people in the country are worried about cybercrime; A quarter of the respondents had no idea […]

Is the World’s First Anti-Theft Debit Card Tech in SA?

25 Feb

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In 2019, combined card fraud in South Africa ramped up a whopping 18%. South Africans lost a total of R900 million last year and according to many sources, this amount looks set to increase year on year as criminals become ever more ingenious and consumers are not vigilant enough. While the risk of cash-in-transit heists seems […]

Cyber Crimes Bill – Is SA Really a Safe Haven for Cyber Criminals?

27 Jun

Cyber Crimes Bill

Cyber Crime has been of concern in South Africa for quite some time. In fact, for far too long, the country seemed to simply ignore it. There was no real recourse. In May 2019, at the IT Web Security Summit held in Johannesburg, it was noted that South Africa had become a safe haven for […]

Cybercrime attacks costing more than $1,1m per minute

2 Oct

Did you know that every 60 seconds, $1,1m (R16,6m as @ 7/09/18!) is lost to cybercrime attacks? That amount of money is almost impossible to fathom, but it’s a reality! It is estimated (by RiskIQ) that a whopping 5 518 records are leaked in data breach incidents every minute. That’s hard to keep up with. The […]

 3 Lesser Known Online Scams

31 Jul

The internet has changed. Scams and tricks that caught people out years ago just wouldn’t work these days…or would they? The internet is a wonderful place. It can simplify our lives and provide exceptional convenience, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not flawed. Along with the convenience comes the risk. Online scams exist and millions […]

Digital tech crime in the spotlight: Interesting tricks used by card fraud criminals

22 May

At the end of 2017 the statistics on card fraud were made available to the public and how interesting they were. A quick review of the stats provided by SABRIC (South African Banking Risk Information Centre) shows that over the course of 2017, credit card fraud increased by 1% while debit card fraud actually decreased […]

10 Cybersecurity Stats That Will Confound You

20 Feb

Cyber attacks seem to be increasing and growing in severity with each passing day. When you consider that these attacks can be used to sway elections and bring businesses and governments to their knees, the importance of prevention is easily realised.

Cybersecurity and Cybercrime – knowing the difference!

14 Nov

We have often focused on ways in which to bolster cybersecurity to ensure that you don’t become a victim of identity theft or data breach (in a corporate environment). Sadly, not enough attention is given to cybercrime which usually affects individuals and families by preying on their emotions. What sets cybersecurity and cybercrime apart? In […]