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Number of new malicious files grew 5.2% a day in 2020

Number of new malicious files grew 5.2% a day in 2020

Source: ITWeb In 2020, Kaspersky detected a global average of 360 000 new malicious files each day, an increase of 5.2%, or 18 000 more, compared to the year before. According to the security giant, this was influenced largely by a significant growth in the number of...

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Pandemic protection for your IT infrastructure

Pandemic protection for your IT infrastructure

By Johan Scheepers, country head at Commvault South Africa The Covid-19 pandemic forced many businesses to swiftly adapt to a digital world. Working from home is set to become the ‘new normal’ for many workers who previously went into a corporate office environment....

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Credit analyst responsible for Absa data breach

Credit analyst responsible for Absa data breach

Source: MyBroadband The person behind the recent Absa data breach was a credit analyst at the bank who had access to risk modelling systems and sensitive client information. The employee, who Absa said they trusted, leaked the client data to an external platform and...

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Absa suffers data breach

Absa suffers data breach

By Dhivana Rajgopaul for IOL Absa has laid criminal charges against the employee behind the data breach that resulted in clients’ personal information being leaked to third parties. “Absa has brought criminal charges against the employee, and internally the requisite...

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Loadshedding, crime forces Vodacom to spend R1bn

Loadshedding, crime forces Vodacom to spend R1bn

Source: Telecom Paper Vodacom South Africa says it has spent R1-billion on batteries over the last six months to ensure its network stayed up during loadshedding, MyBroadband reported. Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said the power outages this year forced the operator to...

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Matric Mathematics Paper 2 leaked

Matric Mathematics Paper 2 leaked

By Zodidi Dano for IOL The Matric Mathematics Paper 2 set for the Class of 2020 has been leaked, the Department of Education (DBE) announced. “Initial indications are that the paper became available in the early parts of Monday morning, hours before the paper could be...

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Customers signed up for fraudulent insurance policies 

Customers signed up for fraudulent insurance policies 

By Bradley Prior for MyBroadband Old Mutual has confirmed that a portion of its customers have been signed up to its policies without their permission. This follows a reader telling MyBroadband that they had been subscribed to, and had been billed for, two different...

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When work WhatsApps cross the line

When work WhatsApps cross the line

Almost all of us belong to some kind of WhatsApp or other group chat for work purposes. However, cyber sexual harassment in the new world of work is becoming an increasing threat, says Phetheni Nkuna of Cliffe Decker Hoffmeyer. Group and individual chats may become an...

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Negligent taxpayers could face jail-time in SA

Negligent taxpayers could face jail-time in SA

Source: Supermarket & Retailer With Government’s draft response being released in the Parliamentary Debate on 13 October 2020, non-compliant taxpayers, be it intentionally or negligently, may soon be facing some serious jail-time. The draft response proposes a...

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How MTN and Vodacom give your location away

How MTN and Vodacom give your location away

The murder of Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear has lifted the veil on the unlawful use of location-based data provided to companies by Vodacom and MTN, says MyBroadband. Kinnear’s movements were tracked using this location-based information. His phone was...

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