Tag Archives: hacker

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 […]

Garmin Goes Down in ransomware attack

27 Aug

garmin ransomware attack

Just a few weeks ago, the news hit disgruntled Garmin users that Garmin Connect was “down”.  The attack against wearable device maker, Garmin, which happened on the 23rd of July 2020, affected the company’s online services including website functionality, customer support services, client apps, and the company’s communication channels. Garmin has a product line that […]

Pillow Talk – The Side-Channel Attack

14 Jul

side-channel attacks

It’s an accepted fact that no one would hand over their sensitive information and data to a stranger or criminal knowingly. But what if you’re doing just that each time you use your computer and are simply unaware of what information it’s spewing out, behind your back (or behind the scenes!)? Let’s talk about what […]

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 […]

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 […]

Infamous hacker in SA shuts down government website – Again!

6 Nov

Ever heard of @VirusSec on Twitter? If you haven’t, the account is owned by a notorious hacker who has once again targeted a government website to deliver a message. What was the message? According to News24 who had direct contact from the hacker, the underlying point of the hack was to say that “the current […]