Modified Mirai botnet Possibly Affecting Five Million Routers Around the World

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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 […]

Cybercrime Cost

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]