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Modified Mirai botnet Possibly Affecting Five Million Routers Around the World

Cybercriminals have made quite a profession on DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks and in the modified Mirai botnet, they have found a specific weakness in certain routers that could five million around the world in a vulnerable position. When a DDoS attack occurs, it can take entire networks and systems to the brink of inaccessibility, and it doesn’t matter how large or small the network is. The original version of Mirai botnet
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Identity Theft On The Rise: What to Do and Look Out For – Part 2

Identity theft in SA has become one of the largest major concerns, especially in an economy that bases so much on credit. The surprising factor is that even those that feel they have done everything to protect themselves, may find their identity stolen and they are swept into a world of chaos and doubt. The key aspect in this crime is to act fast and stop the perpetrators at every
identity-theft-davinci

Identity Theft On The Rise: What to Do and Look Out For – Part 1

Identity theft in SA has become one of the largest major concerns, especially in an economy that bases so much on credit. The surprising factor is that even those that feel they have done everything to protect themselves, may find their identity stolen and they are swept into a world of chaos and doubt. The key aspect in this crime is to act fast and stop the perpetrators at every

Cybercrime Cost

South Africans are feeling the effects of an increase in cyber crime, collectively costing victims over R3.42 billion rand over the past 12 months, according to a new report by Symantec. The report is based on interviews conducted with 13,022 adults from 24 countries (a minumum of 500 people per country), carried out between July and August 2013. Symantec’s data indicates that over 1 million South Africans had fallen victim
Take action South Africa

Take Action South Africa

Due to the lack of attention and security efforts, South Africa is becoming one of the main countries that cyber criminals are turning to for open attacks. The crisis is found in both private citizen and corporate situations where personal information is accessed and stolen and critical company data and proprietary information is accessed. Without confirmed legislation in place, it is up to the individuals and companies to take action