Tag Archives: hacked

The Experian Experience data breach & New Protection Laws

10 Sep

Experian Experience data breach

The recent Experian expeirence data breach is no secret. The cat is out of the bag! Over a million South Africans were notified of the data breach which took place on July 2020. On the 19th of August 2020, SABRIC announced that Experian’s data breach put the personal data of 24 million South Africans and […]

A ‘Security Incident’ or hack attack? What the Twit, Twitter!

11 Aug

Twitter hack attack

Already facing a potential Federal Trade Commission fine of $250 million after admitting to improper usage of users’ personal information in 2019, Twitter is in privacy hell! Whether or not you are an avid Twitter user, you will probably have heard that the company also suffered a recent hack attack which they classified as a […]

Surprisingly Hackable IoT Devices

31 Mar

IoT smart home

If you are currently deeply enfolded in the convenience of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices in the home, you’re possibly not prone to thinking about considering the risks that they can pose. Just as the IT infrastructure in your office can be hacked, so to can your home IoT devices be attacked by the […]

Joburgers say “We Will Not Pay”, as City Uncovers Hacking Details

26 Nov

city uncovers hacking

“We don’t negotiate with terrorists” is the type of thing you expect to hear on a fast-paced, action movie. This, however, is the very same stance that the City of Johannesburg took with the “Shadow Kill Hackers” who demanded 4 bitcoins (amounting to approximately half a million rand) from the City in October. This is […]

Has Your Website Been Hacked? Here’s what to Do

6 Aug

Has your website been hacked?

If you own a website, you might be worried about getting hacked. When a website is hacked, it’s normal to feel a sense of panic. Unfortunately, the worst has happened, and you have lost your website, your data and probably the very link between yourself and your customers. The best piece of advice to give […]