What’s Up with Turning to Telegram as your Messaging Platform?

23 Feb

turning to telegram

WhatsApp’s new 2021 privacy terms sent millions of users into a tailspin. Some had a deeper understanding of what these new terms meant and didn’t react, while others jumped on the panic bandwagon and considered the alternatives such as turning to Telegram. One of the alternative messaging platforms that have been seeing a flurry of […]

SA Hospital Cybersecurity Upgrades Needed for the Vaccine Roll Out

16 Feb

hospital cybersecurity upgrades

All eyes are on the South African health department as the new COVID-19 vaccine begins to roll out. While slow to get the vaccine approved and distributed, the government seems to have wasted no time in developing the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS). As a result of this, the country needs to be questioning if […]

Cloud backup is a must – not an option

9 Feb

cloud backup is a must

The global population as a whole would probably agree that without access to cloud computing, COVID-19 may have completely destroyed businesses. While not all businesses have survived the pandemic, many have been able to continue running and keep staff members working by moving their operations to the cloud. Because of stay-home orders on a worldwide […]

10 Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

2 Feb

technology trends

Technology and the online world have taken centre stage throughout 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on businesses and the freedom of movement across the world. More than ever before, the importance of technology and the online community has been realised. With 2021 already in full swing, all eyes are yet again on technology […]

Identifying and Detecting Fraud, Step by Step

26 Jan

online fraud detection

It is an undeniable fact that when it comes to detecting, preventing and investigating fraud and other security incidents, data and evidence are vitally important if accuracy is to be ensured. Something that cannot be denied is that a thorough investigation is required when fraud is suspected. This seems an obvious statement, doesn’t it? But […]

What’s Coming to WhatsApp – New Features and Updates

19 Jan

coming to whats app

What’s coming to WhatsApp in 2021? In October 2020 we gave you a sneak preview of the WhatsApp features and updates planned for users this year. It would seem that many of these updates have since been enabled, and a few more have been added. Let’s take a look. Users can expect a deeper integration […]

South Africans see an increase in online shopping scams

12 Jan

online shopping

So, while scrolling through your social media news feed you happen to ‘stumble’ across a coveted item on your must-have list – at a considerably discounted price. The discount persuades you and you take all the necessary steps to visit the supplier website, make the purchase and sit back to await it’s arrival…except the delivery […]

Spotify Users Taken for a Song by Credential Stuffing Op

4 Jan

credential stuffing op on spotify

If you’re a Spotify user and have experienced some disruption with your account access, you may have been taken for a song by credential stuffing op that was recently in full swing. Not too long ago, a research team stumbled across an open Elasticsearch database jam-packed with more than 72GB of data containing over 380 […]

Operation Falcon Cracks Major Phishing Ring – How Phishers Phish

23 Dec

How Phishers phish

A year-long investigation dubbed, Operation Falcon, jointly run by INTERPOL and Group-IB working closely with the Nigeria Police Force, was tasked with identifying and locating cybercrime threats. The task force spent a considerable amount of time trying to deactivate a massive phishing ring that has targeted over 50 000 victims in a major global scam. […]

Changing Bad Habits – 2021 Employee Security Behaviour Changes Needed

7 Dec

employee seurity behaviour changes

Merely having a security policy that outlines acceptable and expected employee behaviour doesn’t seem to be enough to inspire employee security behaviour changes, regardless of how big or small the enterprise is. Over time, it has been proven that a human-centred system and approach is needed where staff members are kept accountable for their security […]