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Worst SA Breach Ever: Info and What You Can Do; Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series to offer information and potential actions on the serious data breach that is now affecting almost everyone in South Africa. As the fallout continues to cascade on the worst information and data security breach that has ever happened in South Africa, people are left stunned, angry and […]

Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion?

Will PoPI Lead to More Extortion? In November, 2013, the President enacted PoPI and since that time there have been continual questions as to when all of the process will in effect. While some of the portions of the Act came into effect in 2014, there has been a number of substantial revisions that require […]

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 […]

SA Gov Addresses Cybercrime but…

In 2014, the government of South Africa published the intention of having the State Security Agency conduct an electronic security needs analysis for the country. Actions would be taken to identify, secure and protect critical electronic communications and state organs infrastructure against electronic access that was unauthorized as well as all related threats. Companies across […]

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 […]