Tag Archives: data breach

Hackers and daring online scams | Cybersecurity

5 Oct

daring online scams

The Most Daring Online Scams  At Soteria we work around the clock to help companies secure their data and prevent cyberattacks, and we will be the first to say that data security is no laughing matter. Except when it is. Hackers may be our sworn enemies, but we have to admit that some of the […]

UK Data Breach | Hacker Cybercrime

20 Jun

UK data breach

Russian Hackers Claim Security Breach at BA, Boots and BBC Russian hackers have struck at the heart of the UK’s business sector in a brazen attack on the BBC, popular pharmacy chain Boots, and British Airways, the country’s national carrier. The attack was perpetrated by clOp Group, a well-known Russian cybercrime syndicate. The hackers targeted the […]

Twitter data breach | Data breach  

13 Dec

twitter data breach

Twitter data breach leaves 5 million users at risk Twitter has revealed that a major data breach in January resulted in more than 5,4 million users’ personal data being lost to hackers. To make matters worse, this information is now being given away on the dark web – potentially putting millions of phone numbers and […]

Reporting a data breach | Cybercrime

20 Sep

data breach

Do I need to report a data breach? According to the POPI Act, an organisation that gathers personal information about others is required to report any data leak or breach in security in a timely manner. In other words, once you are aware of the data breach you should waste no time in informing the […]

Defend your Data | Cybersecurity

2 Aug

defend your data

Cybersecurity must haves to defend your data If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we’ve been  sounding the alarm about the rising tide of cyberattacks targeting SA companies and other institutions. Several large data leaks affecting well-known brands have been dominating the tech headlines since late last year, serving as […]

Understanding Data Leakages | Data Leaks Part 1

19 Apr

data leak

Understanding Data Leakages – Part 1 Cybercriminals are responsible for a huge amount of data-related crimes every year – but they aren’t the only ones responsible for the loss of sensitive business information. A data leak, which is often the result of employee carelessness or weak IT security policies, can cause crucial information to flow […]

Facebook Lost Control | Mobile Apps

12 Oct

facebook control

Has Facebook lost control? Social media is a huge part of our lives and for most of us, Facebook is the platform we go to for news, entertainment and to keep up with everyone we know. This wildly successful social media platform has grown exponentially over the years and is now used by 3 billion people […]

Facebook Data Breach – Is Our Data Protected?

8 Apr

facebook data breach

Is Facebook protecting our data as users? The question begs to be answered; what is Facebook really doing to protect the data of its more than 2,7 billion users? The simple answer is; not a whole lot. The most recent Facebook data breach to threaten the platform in April of 2021, is the third major […]

SA Hospital Cybersecurity Upgrades Needed for the Vaccine Roll Out

16 Feb

hospital cybersecurity upgrades

All eyes are on the South African health department as the new COVID-19 vaccine begins to roll out. While slow to get the vaccine approved and distributed, the government seems to have wasted no time in developing the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS). As a result of this, the country needs to be questioning if […]

Spotify Users Taken for a Song by Credential Stuffing Op

4 Jan

credential stuffing op on spotify

If you’re a Spotify user and have experienced some disruption with your account access, you may have been taken for a song by credential stuffing op that was recently in full swing. Not too long ago, a research team stumbled across an open Elasticsearch database jam-packed with more than 72GB of data containing over 380 […]