Pretoria attorneys found negligent after they paid R1.7m into a fake account

2019-10-08 05:00

A Pretoria law firm has appealed a high court decision that it still owes a client R1.7m even though it had already paid the money into what later appeared to be a fraudulent account.

Cyber criminals targetting legal professionals

2019-07-04 09:09

Hack attacks, ransom threats and theft of money through fraudulent transactions are all becoming a stark reality for legal professionals, warns a legal risk advisor.

Here's what cyber criminals are looking for

2019-06-16 10:25

There is an increasing number of cyber attacks on supply chains and financial services in Africa, according to experts at global cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab.

Why must employees be cyber risk aware if top management has no clue, asks academic

2019-05-03 21:01

Companies often force employees to be cyber security aware, while top management does not have a clue what is going on, warns the director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg.

Mobile wallets a drawcard for cyber criminals – Kaspersky expert

2019-05-02 06:01

Mobile wallets are extremely attractive to cyber criminals, according to Fabio Assolini, senior security researcher at global cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Major spike in SA cyber attacks, over 10 000 attempts a day - security company

2019-04-29 13:47

Global security company Kaspersky Lab says malware attacks in South Africa increased by 22% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2018, and SA's Android phones are the second-most targeted in the world for banking malware.

Experts warn of cyber threats ahead of Israel's election

2019-04-04 16:34

As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries.

Beware of these iPhone fitness apps that steal your money

2018-12-06 07:55

Multiple apps posing as fitness-tracking tools were caught misusing Apple's Touch ID feature to steal money from iOS users.

Cyber criminals come to Africa for 'backdoor' into European systems, conference hears

2018-11-14 12:25

There appears to be a growing trend where cyber criminals come to Africa to hack into systems elsewhere in the world, a Cape Town conference has heard.


Banking body warns of coronavirus scams targeting panicked public

2020-03-17 17:49

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre acting CEO, Susan Potgieter, says spoofed emails often look convincingly legitimate and, in the fog of panic, clients might click on a risky link where they would usually think twice.

EXPLAINER: 3 ways to protect your business from cyber attacks

2019-07-20 10:38

Ask any South African company what their major headaches are right now, and chances are that security - including cyber security - will be near the top of the list.

Why cyber criminals are targeting smart buildings

2019-06-16 21:00

With growing investment in smart buildings and the arrival of the Internet of Things, it's only a matter of time before buildings themselves are under attack, says Carey van Vlaanderen.

Financial services industry under attack by cyber criminals - expert

2019-06-11 21:30

According to research by IBM, there are about 17 billion cyber-attack incidents daily, and the most attacked industry is financial services, because of the valuable data in its possession.

A 13-year old hacker's 3 top tips to beef up your cyber security

2019-05-03 05:00

Fin24 talks to 13-year old hacker Reuben Paul, who delivered his first presentation at a hacker conference at the tender age of 8.

When you're done reading this, the world will face over 500 new cyber threats

2019-04-29 15:54

In 1994 there was about 1 new malware detected per hour; by 2008 it was about one per minute and by 2011 about one per second.

Cyber security a major blind spot in retirement fund industry - expert

2019-04-05 16:21

Cyber security is a major blind spot in the retirement fund industry, according to Viresh Maharaj, chief executive at Sanlam Corporate: Sales & Marketing.

Strong firewall? Don't feel so secure

2019-03-10 10:52

Research shows employees persist with risky cyber behaviour even when they say they won't - and one academic believes companies may need to dock pay as a punitive measure in order to drive the point home.

Cybersecurity key challenge for actuaries - industry body

2018-12-03 06:00

Actuarial skills are now also sought after in industries like banking, healthcare and mining, which rely heavily on data and systems integrity.

Onslaught of cyber-attacks on SA businesses - expert

2018-11-02 21:57

SA businesses of all sizes have been hard hit by an onslaught of cyber-attacks, although this is not always public knowledge, says a cyber risk expert.

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