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Can you Prepare for the Increased DDos Attack Techniques?

The number of DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks are increasing around the globe. While the average person or company doesn’t have any control over the DDoS attacks that can occur on a public network, there are a few tricks that companies can do to try to outwit the cybercriminals. DDoS attacks are designed for a specific purpose. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Copier and Printer Identity Theft

One of the few technologies that we have thought of as innocent and unassuming, has turned out to be a major identity thief gold mine. The printers, fax machines and copiers that we use in our home and office have hard drives with memory, and they can store sensitive and personal information that can be […]