South Africa Suffers with Third Highest Cybercrime

South Africa Suffers with Third Highest Cybercrime

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough with a global pandemic that has brought most of the world to its knees, South Africans have experienced an insult to industry by having the third number of cyber crime victims. A report by Accenture shows that even though South Africa ranks 25th in the world’s population, its citizens […]

Cyber Hacking in the Game World

Cyber Hacking in the Game World

Gaming represents billions of dollars of profit around the globe and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by cybercriminals. Depending upon how a platform operates, gaming can bring everything from a list of users to the software design for game knockoffs that can be sold in the black market on illicit websites. In July, 2020, the DOJ […]

Gaming Industry at Great Risk for Cyber Attacks

Gaming Industry at Great Risk for Cyber Attacks

Cybercriminals have been increasing their attention to the gaming industry as an easy way to get access to credit card information. In a process known as “credential stuffing” criminals target their attacks using pre-existing stolen identifications, giving them the ability to make lucrative profits. The gaming industry as a whole is aware of the cybersecurity […]

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 […]

Mobile Cybercrime in South Africa

Cyber crime can be defined as : “criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet.” With the use of smart phones these days, we can add mobile to that list. Recently twelve people were arrested in Pretoria, for being involved in an International cybercrime syndicate. Authorities stated that “ the suspects, 11 […]