Since the 1980’s, security professionals and government agencies around the globe have been trying to place their focus on the main sources of cybercrime. Yet just as the proverbial “leaks in a dam,” they find that they plug one up only to have three more appear. The landscape of cybercrime has not only experienced an incredible upswing, but has made so much profit that the cybercriminals are now more organised
Smart homes and offices were once thought to be the wave of the future, but are clearly here now. When it comes to new technologies, we seem to never be able to get enough and new devices are being added every day for efficiency and convenience. As many are jumping on the bandwagon to transition their homes and offices into the “internet of everything”, we need to step back and
When it comes to being devious, cybercriminals are relentless and in their world this means seeking out new ways of thievery. Those that specialise in malware have been using standard methods for the last number of years. As security software and firewalls begin catching them, they are now developing a newer way to access your data and this involves what is being called “fileless malware.” Cybercrime relies on the fact
Invasion of privacy and security has taken on a new and deadly turn with the increase of a prank referred to as “Swating”. In this situation, a caller that may be many miles away, calls into the 911 emergency services to make a false report. The police respond, often storming a residence, and in the case of an unarmed Kansas man and father of two, he was shot and killed.
Everyone pays a price for media piracy and it has become one of the major problems in South Africa. Downloading and illegal access to movies and television has been consistently increasing over the last number of years. While television is the highest in consumer spending, the net comes in second. A report done by Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Entertainment & Media Outlook (2015-2019) indicates that over the next five years we