Tag Archives: data breach

Facebook accuses 2 Ukrainians of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

1 Apr

Facebook fraud

Two Ukrainian quiz makers using malware plugins to steal user data via Facebook and insert advertising into newsfeeds have recently been sued by Facebook! Gleb Sluchevsky and Andrey Gorbachov, the two accused, have apparently been running their hacking setup for more than just a few years. In fact, between 2017 and 2018, they successfully targeted […]

If a data breach can happen to NASA it can happen to you!

11 Feb

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All eyes were on NASA when it was recently announced that it had suffered a data breach…2 months prior to the announcement! An internal memo within the company revealed that employee personal information had been leaked. And just like that; NASA became the latest major organisation to fall victim to cybercrime. Why did NASA wait […]

How Big is the Human Error Element when it comes to Cyber Risk – Time to do a FAIR?

30 Oct

According to a recent report released by Verizon, 17% of data breaches originated from social engineering, mostly emails. The report uncovers that 17% of the breaches are a result of human error, such as employees sending sensitive emails to the incorrect recipients. This report is making industry professionals wonder just how big the human element […]

Traffic Fine Platform Data Leak Exposes Many

3 Jul

After the 2017 Master Deeds breach exposed the details of some 60 000 local South African’s, you would think that those in control of sensitive data on such a large scale would be more careful. It seems however, that not everyone learned their lesson. If you were outraged to hear just how easy it is […]

SAPS warns of online scams

5 Jun

Recently the Newcastle SAPS thought it necessary to issue a public warning about online scams after noting an increase in the number of incidents where individuals were paying for cars online and never receiving the vehicles. While you might think this is a “no-brainer”, there are some who clearly don’t think the same way. You […]

Latest Facebook data breach affects 96 000 plus South Africans

15 May

The widely publicised Cambridge Analytica data breach has shaken the world. Many South Africans would have preferred to believe that they weren’t affected, but sadly this was not the case! In fact, the SA department of Justice’s Information Regulator sent a letter to Facebook requesting details and Facebook in turn responded that 96 134 South […]

Heard about eBay’s data breach? Make sure your data is safe!

5 Jun

If you have your ear to the ground when it comes to tech news and information then you will probably have heard about the huge data security breach that eBay experienced last week! There has been quite a lot of hype over the event and millions of online users have started thinking more about their […]