Tag Archives: ransomware attack

Ransomware Driving Crime | Ransomware

21 Mar

ransomware driving crime

Ransomware Driving Crime – Porsche SA Hits the Brakes After Faust Attack  High profile cyber attacks on prominent companies continue with no end in sight, and the famous luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche has become their latest victim. Known for its fast, high performance cars that combine speed and styling, Porsche South Africa saw its […]

Ransomware Attacks | Cloud Backup

28 Feb

ransomware attacks

Why are ransomware attacks so successful? Ransomware has become the number one worry on the minds of IT security experts, and company owners, and it doesn’t show any signs of disappearing. South African companies and individuals have been hit hard by cybercriminals over the past few years. The country ranked eighth in terms of ransomware […]

Be Prepared for ransomware attacks | Ransomware

20 Dec

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‘Tis the season to be careful: Avoiding ransomware attacks over the holidays The festive season is upon us, and with it comes the unfortunate spike in crimes that accompanies the summer holiday season every year. Recently, cybercrimes have joined this trend with the number of ransomware attacks and other data breaches increasing in the December […]

Held to Ransom | Ransomware

8 Nov

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Never too small to be held to ransom Ransomware attacks affect businesses of all sizes, and although it’s usually the big names that make it into the media reports an increasing number of SMEs are falling prey to cybercrime and being held to ransom. As a small business owner, online security needs to be one […]

Financial Services Ransomware Attack | Ransomware

8 Feb

financial services ransomware attack

Ransomware attack hits financial services firm Curo Curo is one of the country’s best-known asset management firms with more than R2 trillion in its overall portfolio. The company was hit by a ransomware attack in early 2022 just as companies were returning from the festive season break, jolting the firm’s management and IT experts into […]

Have the Right Credentials | Ransomware Attacks

19 Oct

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Do you have the right Credentials to evade Ransomware attacks? Ransomware is a particularly nasty type of malware that’s used to hijack your important business data and – like the name says – demand a ransom in exchange for its release. Attacks of this type have been rising in South Africa, with big names like […]

Do You Have a Ransomware Backup Plan?

20 Oct

ransomware backup plan

Let’s talk about data – your company data to be more specific, and of course your ransomware backup plan! Your data is probably one of the most valuable assets your business will ever have; valuable to you and sadly, just as valuable to cybercriminals. The data your business collects can be used to make better […]

Garmin Goes Down in ransomware attack

27 Aug

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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 […]

Ransomware on the Rise in 2020 – Reduce the Risk

3 Mar

ransomware on the rise

It’s really no surprise that ransomware is on the rise! Although, one would think that in 2020, with all the security measures available to thwart off the efforts of opportunistic cybercriminals, we would be wise to their attacks. The fact of the matter is that security is mostly fine. In most instances, it is human […]

Finding the Right Antivirus Solutions

29 Oct

antivirus solutions

If your computer has ever had a virus or been infected with malware, you will probably know the frustration and stress involved in the “cleaning” or removal process. Once a virus or malware strikes, it can become a fool’s errand trying to restore the system back to normal. And often, the only solution is to wipe […]