Tag Archives: cybercrime

Combat over confidence | Phishing Simulations

18 Jan

phishing simulation

Protecting your business from phishing is non-negotiable in 2022 One of the best ways to check whether your organisation is prepared for an attack is by simulating one, and like every emergency drill it’s essential that your phishing simulations are realistic and truly test your organisation’s readiness. In this article we take a look at the components […]

Big Cybersecurity trends 2022 | Cybercrime

12 Jan

big cybersecurity trends

4 big cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2022 It’s a new year and a changed world – and in the cybersecurity world that means fresh challenges as we continue to keep our client’s safe in the cloud and keep our clients up to date and aware of all the latest security threats. While we gear […]

Is the latest iPhone iOS update worth your time?

13 May

With iOS 14.5 now available, the question begs to be asked; is the new update really worth your time, and if it is, what exactly has changed or improved? Digital giants are constantly releasing software updates for their devices, some small and relatively insignificant while other updates have a significant impact on the performance of […]

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. […]

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 […]

Top 5 Cybercrime Trends during the COVID-19 Era

17 Jun

cybercrime trends

When Coronavirus stole the limelight and drew the attention of literally every human on earth, it seemed the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals lying in wait to strike. And they have been striking hard ever since! What Cybercriminals Have Been Doing While You’ve Been Fixated on COVID-19 A flurry of cybercriminal activity has been going on […]

Opportunistic criminals ramp up cyber-attacks during challenging times

14 Apr

opportunistic criminals

While the world is paralysed in fear and heavily distracted by COVID-19, cybercriminals seem to have focused their attention on the WHO (World Health Organisation). Responsible for directing international public health within the United Nations, the primary objective of WHO is to ensure that all countries are advised on correct health procedures and are fully […]

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 […]

Is the World’s First Anti-Theft Debit Card Tech in SA?

25 Feb

anti-theft debit card

In 2019, combined card fraud in South Africa ramped up a whopping 18%. South Africans lost a total of R900 million last year and according to many sources, this amount looks set to increase year on year as criminals become ever more ingenious and consumers are not vigilant enough. While the risk of cash-in-transit heists seems […]

Cyber Crimes Bill – Is SA Really a Safe Haven for Cyber Criminals?

27 Jun

Cyber Crimes Bill

Cyber Crime has been of concern in South Africa for quite some time. In fact, for far too long, the country seemed to simply ignore it. There was no real recourse. In May 2019, at the IT Web Security Summit held in Johannesburg, it was noted that South Africa had become a safe haven for […]