Tag Archives: phishing

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 […]

Hackers don’t break in; they log in

8 Apr

Hackers

When we think of hackers, we tend to visualise clever online criminals who use sophisticated software to decode or crack passwords and gain access to accounts. In most instances this just isn’t the case, as many people unwittingly hand their password over to a hacker without even realising it. Cybersecurity officials are faced with the […]

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 […]

Phishing & Email Scams Gain Momentum in South Africa

5 Nov

phishing & email scams

One would think that will all the awareness campaigns around phishing and email scams, South Africa’s risk profile would be on the decline. As it turns out, it’s not. Email scams and phishing scams are always on the rise and, right now, unsuspecting South African citizens are being scammed. Whether it’s due to ignorance or […]

The 4 Most Damaging EMail Attachments

10 Jun

Email attachments have been blamed for viruses, malware and complete and utter computer breakdowns many times in recent years. Despite the plethora of warnings stating “do not open attachments from unknown senders” and “do not click on links in Emails”, still people, and entire corporations fall victim to the plight of an infected or malicious […]