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Security expert warns of unprecedented phishing attacks in SA

IT Web South Africa is witnessing an unprecedented increase in both simple opportunistic cyber attacks and complex targeted attacks, which are increasingly using sophisticated techniques in an effort to avoid detection, an industry expert has warned. Mimecast cyber security expert Brian Pinnock says the main way to protect against phishing attacks is to maintain a healthy scepticism and not […]

Safeguard your business against cyber threats

IT Web In this digitally dominated world, nearly all businesses have an online presence. While embracing the digital playing field offers businesses a multitude of new and exciting opportunities, it can also open them up to cyber security risks. Just as a company needs to stay abreast of the latest trends in online marketing, they […]

Cyber criminals aim to score with Rugby World Cup

IT Web With the Rugby World Cup underway, a security expert has warned that cyber criminals are match fit to breach the security defences of fans, organisers and sponsors. Simon McCullough, major channel account manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at F5 Networks, says with so much excitement in the air, fans may not be paying attention to some of the […]

South African websites hit by new Lilocked ransomware

MyBroadBand A new form of ransomware called Lilocked (or Lilu) has been targeting Linux servers and encrypting website files, asking for a Bitcoin ransom to get these files back. Media reports suggest that thousands of Linux servers across the world have become infected with Lilocked ransomware since July. One of the big concerns is that […]

Half of Android smartphones open to attack by SMS

IT Web Researchers at Check Point have discovered that certain Android-based phones, including models by Samsung, Huawei, LG and Sony, are susceptible to advanced phishing attacks.  This attack could see a bad actor tricking users into accepting new phone settings that could route all Internet traffic through a proxy controlled by them. This attack vector relies on a process called […]

Alarming Stats: Global cyber losses to reach $6 trillion in two years

IOL The cyber threat is producing some alarming statistics. A report by Aon found that annual global cyber losses are expected to reach $6 trillion (R88 trillion) by 2021, with cybersecurity spending set to exceed $1 trillion cumulative in the five years leading up to 2021. The report released on Tuesday stated that organisations were […]

10 ways to protect your business from cyberattacks

MyBroadBand One of the biggest threats businesses face in 2019 is cybercrime. There are many malicious parties online who are willing to take extreme measures to hack your business to steal your money, business information, or even the personal data of your staff and customers. Here are 10 ways you can protect your business from […]

Half of cybersecurity incidents are man-made

IT-Online Despite automation, the human factor can still put industrial processes at risk: employee errors or unintentional actions were behind 52% of incidents affecting operational technology and industrial control system (OT/ICS) networks last year. According to a new Kaspersky report “State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2019”, this issue is part of a wider, more complicated context. […]

Ransomware modifications double in a year

ITWeb Researchers from Kaspersky have discovered 16 017 new ransomware modifications in Q2 2019, some of which belong to eight new malware families.  According to the security giant, this is more than double the number of new samples detected a year ago. The company’s IT Threat Evolution Q2 2019 report also revealed that over 230 000 users […]