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Game owner Massmart acquires OneCart

Game owner Massmart acquires OneCart

By Penelope Mashego for News24 Makro and Game owner, Massmart, has acquired a controlling stake in online shopping and delivery platform, OneCart. On Wednesday, Massmart announced that it reached an agreement to acquire 87.5% of OneCart after informing the market that...

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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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Woolworths launches online shopping in Mauritius

Woolworths launches online shopping in Mauritius

Source: Supermarket & Retailer South African retailer Woolworths has announced the expansion of its online shopping offering to Mauritius. Woolworths shoppers in Mauritius will now have the option to shop fashion, beauty and homeware products directly off 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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Goodbye TV licence, hello ‘household levy’

Goodbye TV licence, hello ‘household levy’

By Khulekani Magubane for News24 The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has told the Department of Communications that the SABC bill approved by Cabinet earlier this year needed to “redefine” the television licence regime to put the public...

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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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Why – and how – small businesses in SA should go digital

Why – and how – small businesses in SA should go digital

Source: News24 In a changing world disrupted by Covid-19, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa have the opportunity to embrace many solutions presented by digital technology, or risk missing out on the future of business. Contactless pay points, access...

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Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Hawks arrest Experian breach suspect

Source: ITWeb The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation unit has arrested a 36-year old suspect in Gauteng for his alleged involvement in last year’s Experian data breach. Last August, credit bureau Experian suffered a data breach that exposed the personal...

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DStv may soon launch flexible plan

DStv may soon launch flexible plan

DStv, the Multichoice-owned pay-TV subscription service, is reportedly working on a premium offering that’ll unbundle some of its sports and movie channels, giving their viewers the choice of what they want in their packages. This is according to a recent article by...

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Cell C cutting off Virgin Mobile

Cell C cutting off Virgin Mobile

Source: MyBroadband Cell C has informed MyBroadband that it will be cutting off network services to mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Virgin Mobile starting from Wednesday evening. “Please be advised that Cell C will be terminating the provision of network...

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Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

Beware this online store selling “recovered loot”

A new fake online shop is scamming South Africans out of money by claiming to sell stolen goods recovered from the looters who ransacked stores in July’s unrest. This is according to a recent report by MyBroadband. Bulksales.store was brought to the attention of...

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