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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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Makro slashing online order delivery times

Makro slashing online order delivery times

By Hanno Labuschagne for MyBroadband Makro says it will radically cut its delivery lead times for online orders in the coming weeks, thanks to integration with last-mile delivery platform WumDrop. Makro parent company Massmart secured a 100% shareholding of WumDrop in...

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No ‘one size fits all’ approach to remote workforce

No ‘one size fits all’ approach to remote workforce

By Amritesh Anaand, associate VP – pre sales at In2IT Technologies The dramatic shift in the world of work over the past two years has seen many more people moving to a remote workforce model at least part of the time. Technology has been a key enabler in this...

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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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Are we too digitally dependent?

Are we too digitally dependent?

By Nadia Coetzer for Biz Community Businesses who still think that brand and customer loyalty are what will keep them ahead of the competition are in for a nasty surprise. In today’s age of digital transformation and accelerated technological change, customers are...

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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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SA could be loadshed for 81% of the year

SA could be loadshed for 81% of the year

Source: MyBroadband Eskom has revealed that, in the worst-case scenario, South Africa will be load-shed for 295 days — or 81% of the year — between April 2022 and 2023. What’s worse is that, in the scenario, Eskom would have to burn more than R35.9 billion worth of...

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Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Trump

Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Trump

By Glenn Chapman for IOL Elon Musk on said Tuesday that as owner of Twitter he would lift the ban on Donald Trump, contending that kicking the former US president off the platform “alienated a large part of the country”. Musk’s endorsement of a Trump...

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Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Source: BBC Apple has announced it is discontinuing its music player, the iPod Touch, bringing to an end a device widely praised for revolutionising how people listen to music. When the first iPod was launched in 2001, it could store 1 000 tracks. Today there are more...

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Shoprite tackles waste with AI

Shoprite tackles waste with AI

Source: Shoprite South Africa wastes up to 10.3 million tons of food each year – and this is a problem the Shoprite Group is tackling from multiple angles. Food waste is not just a front to the hungry in a country where 2.5 million people experience hunger weekly. It...

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