Tag Archives: cybercriminals

Understanding Data Leakages | Data Leaks Part 1

19 Apr

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Understanding Data Leakages – Part 1 Cybercriminals are responsible for a huge amount of data-related crimes every year – but they aren’t the only ones responsible for the loss of sensitive business information. A data leak, which is often the result of employee carelessness or weak IT security policies, can cause crucial information to flow […]

Personal financial scams: how to respond 

15 Mar

personal financial scams

Being a victim of fraud is something we all want to avoid. Here’s how to avoid scammers and what to do when they strike. Fraud is one of the sneakiest types of crime, and if you’ve had the bad luck to be a victim of financial scammers, you’ll know just how upsetting and inconvenient it […]

Weak Passwords Weaken Your Security | Password Security

1 Feb

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Why weak passwords weaken your security – stop the blame game When NordPass released its annual list of common passwords for 2021, that old staple of the lazy password maker, 123456, made it to the top of the list once again. If you’re shaking your head in disbelief or chuckling as you read this, take […]

Beware Holiday Shopping Scams | Cybercrime

7 Dec

holiday shopping scams

Better Watch Out – Better Beware… of Holiday Cybercriminal Scams The festive season is here again and it’s almost time to take a well-deserved  break. Unfortunately, cybercriminals never seem to take a day off – and that means we all need to be extra alert to holiday shopping scams in December and January. Before you pack […]

Best Password Advice | Passwords

14 Sep

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Passwords – Then and Now In the ‘good’ old days before the internet became our backyard, ‘passwords’ applied to secret dens at the bottom of the garden. Password advice was only given out to those granted secret access to these dens as part of the gang. Of course, not all passwords in those days related […]

Your Guide to the Best Email Security Practices

13 Jul

best email security practices

Every time you send and receive an email, you’re taking a risk. There’s ransomware, phishing, viruses, and compliance violations to be wary of. From CEOs of big corporations to secretaries who manage client emails all day every day, everyone needs to be aware of the best email security practices to follow to ensure that your emailing […]

Virgin Active, Latest Victim of a Cyberattack in South Africa

20 May

May brought with it an unhealthy surprise for Virgin Active South Africa, the country’s largest gym chain. A cyberattack on the fitness group carried out by what the company refers to as “sophisticated cybercriminals”, is the most recent attack in South Africa by modern-day hackers. If you were struggling to access your Virgin Active account […]

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 […]

Mobile Health Apps Need Better Health to Reduce Cybersecurity Attacks

15 Apr

mobile health apps

Mobile health apps are becoming more and more popular in modern medicine enabling hospitals to collect and share patient information on an anywhere-anytime basis. Health apps also help to deliver a streamlined and beneficial process allowing hospitals and doctors to track and manage patient health and giving patients access to their medical data at the […]

Just how much is your personal data worth on the dark web?

16 Mar

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To many, the “dark web” only really exists in chilling movies. The reality, however, is that the dark web exists in our lives, and it can have a dire impact on you and your loved ones if you’re not careful. The thing about falling victim to criminals who lurk on the dark web is that […]