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How criminals will target shoppers this Black Friday

How criminals will target shoppers this Black Friday

Source: Supermarket & Retailer Criminals will likely target the influx of shoppers bustling to get their festive season shopping done over the next few weeks, says Charnel Hattingh, national marketing and communications manager at Fidelity ADT. Hattingh said that...

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Construction industry under siege

Construction industry under siege

Armed gangs are increasingly invading construction sites across the country, harassing workers and threatening violence unless their employment demands are met. Databuild CEO Morag Evans believes that unless contractors take a firm stand against these so-called...

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City of Joburg website still down after cyberattack

City of Joburg website still down after cyberattack

On 25 October, the City of Johannesburg tweeted that it had been the victim of a network breach, where it was forced to shut down various systems including its website, e-services, and billing systems. Business Day reported that a ransom note, sent by Shadow Kill...

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South Africa is under cyberattack

South Africa is under cyberattack

South Africa is facing one of the largest cyber attacks it has ever seen, with banks, ISPs, and the government being targeted. In the last two months: The City of Johannesburg fell victim to a cyberattack which led to its information systems becoming compromised, and...

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Discovery Bank uncovers major security flaw

Discovery Bank uncovers major security flaw

Discovery Bank discovered a system flaw on Monday which allowed the incorrect credit card card verification value (CVV) numbers to be used for online payments. The CVV is the last three digits on the back of a bank card, and is considered a critical as a last-ditch...

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South African WhatsApp scam warning

South African WhatsApp scam warning

Source: MyBroadband The National Stokvel Association of South Africa (Nasasa) is warning South Africans about WhatsApp stokvel scams which are targeting victims through social media. These WhatsApp stokvels catch unsuspecting victims by promising them a large return...

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Apple users targeted by 1bn malicious ads

Apple users targeted by 1bn malicious ads

By Mohit Kumar for The Hacker News The infamous eGobbler hacking group that surfaced online earlier this year with massive malvertising campaigns has now been caught running a new campaign exploiting two browser vulnerabilities to show intrusive pop-up ads and...

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Cool Ideas hit by a DDoS attack again

Cool Ideas hit by a DDoS attack again

Internet service provider (ISP) Cool Ideas was hit by a second distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in as many weeks on Saturday. The first attack took place on 11 September and knocked the provider out for more than eight hours. Cool Ideas then put a number of...

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SAPS launches free app to fight crime

SAPS launches free app to fight crime

Published by Kirsten Jacobs for Cape Town Etc An app for citizens to use in the fight against crime has been launched by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Called My SAPS, the app was developed by Vodacom and will be available on both Apple and Android devices....

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