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
Your Computer Might Be A Zombie

Your Computer Might Be A Zombie

Yes, you read the headline correctly... Zombies are real and the dastardly horde might be breeding in YOUR PC. In computer terms, a zombie is a computer connected to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, computer virus or trojan horse and can be used to perform malicious tasks of one sort or another under remote direction on other unsuspecting victims. Botnets of zombie computers are often used

Brazil’s Cybercrime And SA

Brazil’s Cybercrime: A Red Flag Alert for SA Each week, it seems that there is a new cyber security threat from a growing list of countries. One of the latest alerts has come from Brazil, and the underground market is not just launching cyberattacks, but has turned the concept into a business by selling the tools and training. While most of the devious cyber criminals prefer to stay low-key, it

Cyber Hackers Target SA

In January, 2015, the international online auction site, eBay, encouraged users to change their passwords as their system had been hacked and while the area that houses the 145 million user password information was encrypted, the warning was set as a precaution only. As we see mega-giants in the online information world take ‘hits’ from the cybercrime world, it is a red flag alert to both businesses and private citizens