Tag Archives: ransomware

Protect Yourself from Hackers | TransUnion Hackers

5 Apr

TransUnion data breach

Here’s How to Protect Yourself from TransUnion Hackers (and any other Hackers) Last month, TransUnion (one of the biggest credit bureaus in the world) suffered a hacking attack at its SA subsidiary with a $15 million dollar ransom attached. More than 3 million client records were stolen during the attack and a further 6 million […]

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

right credentials ransomware attacks

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 […]

Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities | Data Threats

5 Oct

cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Does your company have cybersecurity vulnerabilities? As a 21st-century entrepreneur you possibly do a lot of business on the Internet. There’s no doubt it’s a great strategy, but it comes with its own set of risks. From data breaches to ransom ware and your run-of-the-mill viruses, there are a host of dangers out there on the […]

Your A-Z List of Cybersecurity Threats

17 Jun

cybersecurity threats

In today’s modern world of IT and the pace at which it develops you could be forgiven for thinking that you are forced to face a new cybersecurity risk or threat almost daily. Sadly, this isn’t far from the reality. Cybercriminals are developing new cyber strategies just as quickly (or even quicker) than the pros […]

The Serious Consequences of Bad Data Security Practices

9 Mar

Online shopping and digital payment systems were already on an upward trend before COVID-19. The pandemic only served to catapult businesses into embracing digital business formats ahead of schedule and now, more than a year in, retailers and small business owners are reaching a broader audience through their online services. As we begin to settle […]

More Ransomware and Data Breaches Expected in 2021

16 Nov

2021 ransomware and data breaches

Covid-19 wasn’t the only pandemic to take the world by storm this year. As it turns out, hackers unleashed a pandemic of their own, mostly in the form of the ransomware and data breaches that swept the world. It would seem that when there’s more scope for remote work to be done, there’s more risk […]

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

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 […]

COVID-19 Tracing Apps Disguised as Ransomware

7 Jul

ransomware tracing apps

As COVID-19 tracing apps roll out across the world chances are good that one will be coming to a phone near you, soon. Whether these apps slow the rate of infections by identifying people potentially exposed to the virus, who then need to self-isolate to reduce further exposure – is still unproven, yet varying apps […]