Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said he likely fell for a phishing scam. Here's how phishing scams work and how to avoid them.

2020-01-10 18:00

Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.

SA second-worst in the world for spam SMSes

2019-12-03 19:24

South Africa is one of the most spammed countries in the world - and it also ranks among the worst offenders for phone scams, according to a new report by caller ID and spam blocking app Truecaller.

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

2019-11-28 15:32

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

Warning: Criminals are impersonating SA CEOs and other execs to steal money

2019-09-25 09:30

Criminals impersonate senior managers and send email requests to junior staff in the accounting or finance function requesting that an urgent payment be made to a specific beneficiary.

Beware tax refund scam, Kaspersky warns

2019-08-29 20:28

A wave of fraudulent tax refund letters has been launched at unsuspecting taxpayers globally, according to a Kaspersky report.

Couple scam friends and family by faking birth and death of their ‘newborn’

2019-08-19 15:25

For months Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang from Pennsylvania in the US pretended to be pregnant, even going as far as posting regular updates on Kaycee’s expanding baby bump.

SA digital banking fraud soars 75% in a year

2019-06-26 13:00

The SA Banking Risk Information Centre has found that reported incidents of digital banking fraud grew by 75% between 2017 and 2018, as criminals increasingly used social engineering tactics to steal money.

South Africans are losing hundreds of thousands of rands to immigration fraudsters offering jobs in Canada in ‘the perfect scam’

2019-06-10 13:38

South African families are each paying up to R80,000 – and in one reported instance R100,000 – for services that promise to get them into the likes of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. And they are unlikely to recover their money, thanks to the consequences of admitting having been victim to an immigration scam.

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.

 

ATM fraud a biggie in Cape Town CBD over festive season

2019-12-21 07:01

ATM fraud is usually one of the most prevalent crimes in Cape Town's CBD over the festive period, according to the Cape Town Central City Improvement District.

Beware new scam, warns BRICS New Development Bank

2019-12-03 14:44

The BRICS countries' New Development Bank warns of an e-mail scam in which criminals, posing as bank employees, are trying to defraud the public.

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

2019-11-21 18:57

Fraudsters are taking full advantage of digital technology and our increased spending habits.

10 top tips to avoid property and rental scams

2019-09-22 14:44

Technological advances have made it easier for scammers to prey on unsuspecting buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and agents, says an expert at Seeff.

Women are being paid to use dating apps to lure male investors into highly-leveraged trades in Australia

2019-08-27 10:00

Australian regulators are cracking down on "contracts for difference" (CFDs), a risky derivative product that often leveraged 200 to 500 times.

Scam alert: Property sellers warned of 'fake buyers'

2019-08-03 13:57

Real estate agents and property sellers can fall victim to "'fake buyers", according to Gerhard van der Linde, Seeff's managing director in Pretoria East.

Expect advanced phishing attacks on smart phones, warns cyber security expert

2019-06-13 09:00

Next year will likely become known for advanced phishing attacks on smart phones, according to a cyber security expert.

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.

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