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.

Don't fall for this 'Eskom' scam

2019-04-12 21:48

Eskom wants to warn the public of a false recruitment advertisement being distributed at various locations in the Free State and the Vaal Triangle area.

WATCH: How a global scam ripped off South Africans with a phone call

2019-04-11 18:08

A ring of online fraudsters was busted after stealing millions from unwitting people around the world, including South Africa. Joanna Gottschalk went to the Philippines to find out how they did it.

A Lithuanian man scammed Facebook and Google out of more than R1.7 billion by sending them fake bills

2019-03-27 10:30

Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud charge in Manhattan last week and faces up to 30 years in prison.

Be wary of scammers, banking sector warns

2019-01-12 10:30

The banking industry has warned customers to always be vigilant of banking scams, especially when prompted for personal information.

The biggest scams we would like to leave behind this year

2018-12-27 18:24

Honestly, it's time we let these go.

Dramatic rise in spam, scam calls in SA - report

2018-12-18 19:29

South Africans are among the most affected by spam calls in the world, according to the 2018 Truecaller Insights report by mobile app company Truecaller.

SA woman jailed in China for almost a month after going to teach English

2018-12-12 13:08

A 19-year old East London woman, hoping to teach English in China, has been held in a prison there for almost a month over a work permit.

With all the Black Friday excitement, here's how to ensure that you're cyber-safe for Cyber Monday

2018-11-20 15:55

Getting hacked or defrauded should be the last things you deal when you're trying to score the best deals and save money.


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.

Sunday Read: Passwords, malware and why banks aren't the bad guys

2019-04-21 09:38

South African Banking Risk Information Centre CEO Kalyani Pillay says she has led an agile and growing organisation that assists banks through a unique model to improve security.

SARS warns of fake jobs scam

2019-04-12 09:35

SARS has warned the the public to be beware of a new scam, where criminals purporting to be from the revenue service offer send their victims bogus job offers - with a few fees attached.

Vacant land scam

2019-03-28 17:03

Pietermaritzburg police are appealing for information on a Cato Ridge woman and two of her accomplices who are allegedly involved in property scams involving millions of rands.

New Development Bank warns of fraudulent emails asking for money

2019-02-25 16:27

The New Development Bank wants the general public to be aware that fraudulent e-mails with money transfer requests are using the name of the bank.

Rental scams: Beware 'hijacked ads'

2018-12-27 20:08

Social media and online scamming has grown exponentially in recent years, including so-called "hijacked ads", warns the rentals manager of Greeff Rentals.

Why holiday spending makes it easier for fraudsters to scam you

2018-12-25 07:53

Holiday spending always makes it easier for fraudsters to steal your money - for two main reasons, says Britespark Communications.

Women are using Date Scam Alert to expose men who use Tinder to trick and assault women

2018-12-13 13:53

What happens when what you think is your real life Rom Com turns out to be a Rom Con?

The 'secret sister' gift exchange on Facebook is actually an illegal pyramid scheme

2018-12-02 07:48

If it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.

How to make sure you don't fall for that next cyber scam as we head to holiday season

2018-11-05 18:57

Fraudsters are taking full advantage of digital technology. And an increase in spending.

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