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EU suffers data breach after implementing GDPR

By Harry Pettit for MailOnline  An ’embarrassing’ leak shows the European Union has fallen short of its own data protection laws. The European Commission’s website has published 700 records, including the names, addresses and mobile numbers of...

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Local CEO loses R300k in e-mail scam

By Adiel Ismail for Fin24  Goliath and Goliath CEO Kate Goliath is encouraging small businesses to ramp up security measures after her comedy and entertainment agency fell victim to invoice intercepting as a result of e-mail hacking. Goliath and Goliath is out of...

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Six property scams to avoid

A recent article by Business Tech highlights the leading property scams to avoid. Engel & Völkers singled out the most predominant property scams you may encounter while searching to buy or rent property: 1. Intercepted emails This involves scammers, hacking into...

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Why you need to change your Twitter password

By Eric Limer for Popular Mechanics  Twitter is suggesting all users change their passwords as a precaution after a reported glitch caused some passwords to be stored in plain text. If you’ve ever used your Twitter password for another service, you’d be...

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Nearly 60 000 South Africans affected by Facebook breach

Source: EWN  Nearly 60 000 South African users have allegedly been impacted by the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach. The breach which affects more than 87-million Facebook users came after some 270,000-people allowed use of their data by a researcher. In 2013,...

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15 municipalities could collapse because of VBS

By Sipho Masondo for City Press Fears are mounting that up to 15 municipalities across the country could collapse because they are not likely to recover their R1.5bn investments at VBS Mutual Bank. Their exposure to VBS was “too large compared to their operating...

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Make your router hacker-proof

By Sandeep Nair Narayanan, Anupam Joshi and Sudip Mittal for The Conversation  In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-CERT, announced that Russian hackers had attacked internet-connected devices throughout the U.S., including network routers in...

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SA Post Office warns of new parcel delivery scam

Source: Randburg Sun  There’s a new parcel delivery scam that post office users should remain alert for and guard against, Southlands Sun reports. The SA Post Office warned the public to be on the alert for the new scam which is designed to defraud them. The conmen...

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KZN publishers and stationery providers rail against LTSM

By Sne Masuku for IOL Black publishers and stationery service providers in KwaZulu-Natal have criticised the provincial Department of Education for awarding its R263-million stationery/textbook contract to one company to distribute these items to all public schools in...

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How to find out if Facebook shared your data

By Alex Hern for The Guardian  Facebook has started the process of notifying the approximately 87 million users whose data was harvested by the election consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The social network eventually hopes to inform every user who was affected with a...

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Stock losses, fraud not top-of-mind in SA

South African businesses need a different mindset to address ongoing stock losses and fraud. In the absence of a “proper” risk mitigation plan and loss control blueprint, South African business owners will never really address the critical levels of theft...

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