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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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More Absa customers hit by data leak

More Absa customers hit by data leak

Source: MyBroadband Absa has continued to send notifications to more customers impacted by a data leak in October 2020. Customers have told MyBroadband they received emails from the bank this past week informing them the leak also impacted them. “Following Absa’s...

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More than half of government’s Covid contracts irregular

More than half of government’s Covid contracts irregular

By Paul Vecchiatto for Bloomberg A South African law-enforcement agency said its investigation into some of the health-equipment contracts awarded by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic found almost two-thirds of them were irregular. The Special Investigation...

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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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