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SA’s cyberspace is under attack

SA’s cyberspace is under attack

By Luke Daniel for Business Insider South Africa’s cyberspace has seen an increasing number of attacks linked to a China-based threat actor known as Mustang Panda that’s targeting telecommunications and banks, sometimes through false recruitment sites....

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Job scam: 50 fake positions advertised

Job scam: 50 fake positions advertised

By Karen Singh for IOL The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has issued a warning for job-seekers to be careful of a post circulating on social media which claims to come from the department but instead advertises fake positions. In a statement on...

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E-mail attack costs company R100m

E-mail attack costs company R100m

By  Myles Illidge for MyBroadband Email security is becoming an increasingly important aspect of business in South Africa, and in one instance, spoofing resulted in a company losing R100 million to a malicious actor. In an interview with CliffCentral, e-mail security...

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3.6m Dis-Chem customer records accessed in data hack

3.6m Dis-Chem customer records accessed in data hack

By Penelope Mashego by Fin24 Pharmacy retailer Dis-Chem has launched an investigation into a data hack at one of its third-party service providers that resulted in an “unauthorised person” accessing the personal details of customers. In a notice on...

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Critical security flaw affected 100 Lenovo laptop models

Critical security flaw affected 100 Lenovo laptop models

By  Ravie Lakshmanan for The Hacker News Three high-impact Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) security vulnerabilities have been discovered impacting various Lenovo consumer laptop models, enabling malicious actors to deploy and execute firmware implants on...

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TransUnion hacked and held to ransom

TransUnion hacked and held to ransom

Source: Fin24 Credit bureau TransUnion has been hacked and has received a demand for ransom, it said in a statement. The hackers, who described themselves as a “criminal third party”, gained access to the bureau’s server by misusing an authorised...

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SAP ordered to repay more than R413m

SAP ordered to repay more than R413m

By Jeanette Chabalala for News24 Two multimillion-rand software and support contracts between the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and global giant SAP have been set aside. On Tuesday, the Special Tribunal declared the contracts, which were signed in 2015 and...

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Samsung hacked; Galaxy source code leaked

Samsung hacked; Galaxy source code leaked

Source: Bloomberg Samsung Electronics Co. suffered a cybersecurity breach that exposed internal company data, including source code for the operation of its Galaxy smartphones, the company said. The statement came after a claim over the weekend that LAPSUS$, a hacking...

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World braces for global cyberwar as Russia invades Ukraine

World braces for global cyberwar as Russia invades Ukraine

Source: CNBC As Russia steps up its cyberattacks on Ukraine alongside a military invasion, governments on both sides of the Atlantic are worried the situation could spill over into other countries, becoming an all-out cyberwar. Russia has been blamed for a number of...

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Blue Label Telecoms uncovers massive fraud

Blue Label Telecoms uncovers massive fraud

Source: MyBroadband Blue Label Telecoms has uncovered a large fraudulent scheme, operating since 2015, perpetrated by two former senior executives of a subsidiary company. The fraudulent transactions were performed primarily outside the course and scope of the...

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University student found guilty of stealing NSFAS money

University student found guilty of stealing NSFAS money

By Malibongwe Dayimani for News24 Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Sibongile Mani was found guilty of theft in connection with R14-million accidentally credited to her account by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 2017. The East London Regional...

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Bail for Absa engineer who stole over R100m

Bail for Absa engineer who stole over R100m

By Lwandile Bhengu for News24 The Absa engineer and his wife charged with stealing more than R100-million from the bank have been granted bail of R50 000 each. Dressed more modestly than when they first appeared, Xolela Masebeni and Athembile Mpani made their third...

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