CRIME ALERT

Five massive data breaches affecting South Africans

By Tehillah Niselow for Fin24  Liberty Holdings customers received SMSs on Saturday alerting them that personal information related to their insurance policies could have been stolen by an external party. The Information Regulator, which has asked for information...

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Liberty Life hacked, user data exposed

Financial services group Liberty Life sent out an SMS to their clients on Saturday evening informing them of a major security breach. Liberty launched an investigation after its systems were hacked, and said the hackers alerted the company to potential vulnerabilities...

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Would you know if someone was masquerading as your CEO?

By Vicky Sidler for MyBroadband / Nick Saunders at Mimecast When I say the word “bat”, what image comes to mind? A flying mammal? A cricket bat? In English, they call this a “homograph”: when two or more words are spelled the same but don’t...

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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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