Cyber-attacks, politics impact on Southern Africa firms

December 19, 2017 8:51 am237 comments
SA Pres Cyril Ramaphosa

HARARE – POLITICAL uncertainty through government transitions and large scale cyber-attacks have emerged the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in the coming year. This is according to specialist global risk consultancy, Control Risks, which pointed out political instability in such countries as South Africa, where new leadership were elected […]

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Christmas unleashes cyber crooks on online consumers

December 14, 2017 9:31 am216 comments
Mark Thomas, Security Strategist for global information technology group, Dimension Data

JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS eager to spend on their festive season gift online could be at risk of losing up to R68 228 (over US$12 400) per incident as fraudsters across the world are on the prowl to fill up their own Christmas ‘stockings.’ This is according to a security strategist in […]

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Scammers devise festive season trickery

December 13, 2017 8:50 am2 comments
Cybercrime

JOHANNESBURG – CONSUMERS have been alerted to a new banking scam ahead of the festive season. To carry out their devious plan, fraudsters remotely take control of the victim’s personal computer over the internet and gain access to their online banking profile. They are sending unsuspecting consumers fake emails notifying them […]

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