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Matric marks will no longer be made public

Matric marks will no longer be made public

Source: EWN The days of frantically looking up matric marks in newspapers each year is over and many have welcomed the decision. The Department of Basic Education made the announcement on Tuesday. Instead, pupils will have to go to their high schools to collect their...

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OneDayOnly hit by large robbery before Black Friday

OneDayOnly hit by large robbery before Black Friday

Source: MyBroadband Popular online store OneDayOnly was the victim of a large robbery on Friday morning, with criminals using large trucks to carry all the stolen products. MyBroadband learned that the criminals left OneDayOnly’s warehouse in multiple 8-ton trucks...

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Cyber insurance is a fallback, not a solution

Cyber insurance is a fallback, not a solution

By Amritesh Anaand, practise lead for unified Communication at In2IT Technologies Cybercrime is a growing threat to businesses globally, and South Africa is no exception. The country ranks third in the world for the highest number of users experiencing targeted...

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Single company owner defrauded TERS of R100m

Single company owner defrauded TERS of R100m

By Babalo Ndenze for EWN The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said one company owner used over 1 000 ID numbers to defraud the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)’s temporary employment relief scheme (TERS) of over R100-million. The SIU on Wednesday told...

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Ransomware is now a one-delivery system

Ransomware is now a one-delivery system

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published the Sophos 2022 Threat Report, which shows how the gravitational force of ransomware’s black hole is pulling in other cyberthreats to form one massive, interconnected ransomware delivery system –...

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Russian hackers steal celeb details from jeweller

Russian hackers steal celeb details from jeweller

By Zaini Majeed for Republic World In a shocking ‘virtual heist’ at a prestigious jewellery company, Russian hackers on Saturday, October 30 stole details of Hollywood stars and billionaire tycoons including Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, David Beckham, among...

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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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