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Global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals

Global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals

By Given Majola for IOL While cybercrime has increased significantly, there are not enough cybersecurity professionals to keep businesses and individuals safe, leaving them in great jeopardy, says Fortinet regional sales manager Doros Hadjizenonos. He said the...

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School robbed of laptops, groceries

School robbed of laptops, groceries

By Molaole Montsho for IOL Four men were arrested for allegedly stealing 18 laptops, a projector and groceries valued at R78 000 from a school in Bloemfontein on Tuesday. Free State police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said the men, aged between 17 and 25,...

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The entirety of Twitch has been leaked

The entirety of Twitch has been leaked

By Chris Scullion for Video Game Chronicles  An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked the entirety of Twitch, including its source code and user payout information. The user posted a 125GB torrent link to 4chan on Wednesday, stating that the leak was intended to...

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Department of Justice hacked

Department of Justice hacked

By Jan Vermeulen for MyBroadband At least 1 200 files were exfiltrated from Department of Justice computer systems before attackers infected them with ransomware and brought South Africa’s legal system to its knees. This is according to a notice published by the...

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Absa launches facial recognition

Absa launches facial recognition

By Masabata Mkwananzi for IOL Absa has officially launched its facial recognition technology in its Android and iOS apps. Now, customers can easily link their unique facial features with their mobile devices to create even greater security. According to Absa, the ID...

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African Bank customer data may have been hacked

African Bank customer data may have been hacked

By Vernon Pillay for IOL Debt-IN, a debt recovery solutions partner to many South African financial services institutions, including African Bank, has announced that a ransomware attack by cybercriminals has resulted in a significant data breach of consumer and...

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Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Source: ITWeb The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit has arrested a 36-year old suspect in Gauteng for his alleged involvement in last year’s Experian data breach. Last August, credit bureau Experian suffered a data breach that exposed the personal...

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Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

A new fake online shop is scamming South Africans out of money by claiming to sell stolen goods recovered from the looters who ransacked stores in July’s unrest. This is according to a recent report by MyBroadband. Bulksales.store was brought to the attention of...

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Shoprite won’t reopen some looted stores

Shoprite won’t reopen some looted stores

Source: News24 Shoprite has decided not to reopen six of the 231 stores that have been “significantly” damaged during the civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. Some 83 stores remained closed, with 47 of these stores “significantly...

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How Sasria will pay unrest claims

How Sasria will pay unrest claims

By Khulekani Magubane for News24 As the South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) works through claims in the wake of violent unrest and looting in July, any allocations beyond the R3.9 billion it got in July will be outlined in Finance Minister Enoch...

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Fraudsters scam over R500m out of insurers in 2020

Fraudsters scam over R500m out of insurers in 2020

By Londiwe Buthelezi for News24 With Covid-19 waging a brutal war on human life, 2020 became one of the toughest years for insurers as death claims surged to levels not seen in recent history. Insurers paid R522.7-billion to policyholders and beneficiaries in 2020...

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$611m stolen in cryptocurrency hack

$611m stolen in cryptocurrency hack

By Emma Mayer for Newsweek Poly Network, a protocol for swapping cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, announced on Tuesday that it was hacked, resulting in the loss of $611-million. The hack is suspected to be the largest fraud in “decentralised finance,” or...

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