Major interruption to SA’s Internet service

Internet connectivity in South Africa took a turn for the worse this evening when the Internet went down in most major cities. The cause appears to be a fault on the Seacom network, although it’s not clear whether it’s the undersea cable or interior network that went...

South Africans prioritise financial planning in uncertain times

More often than not, it takes a tragedy or sudden uncertainty for us to realise we may not be adequately prepared to cope financially. This is one of the conclusions from the latest Momentum UNISA Household Financial Wellness Insights Report, which highlights how...

$513m of cryptocurrency stolen in 2020

The value of cryptocurrency hacks and thefts between 2019 and 2020 increased by 38,38% from $370,7-million to $513-million, according to data researched by Trading Platforms UK. Over the last five years, the value was highest in 2018 at $950-million, an increase of...

Gootloader secretly infects users

Criminal operators have turned the infection method for "Gootkit" financial malware into a complex delivery platform for a wide range of malware, including ransomware. Sophos researchers have named the delivery platform, "Gootloader". Gootloader attackers reach their...

Proudly SA summit goes virtual

Proudly South African will be hosting its ninth annual - and first-ever virtual - Buy Local Summit & Expo from 8 to 10 March 2021. A vastly different format from previous Buy Local Summits, this event will focus on conversations that educate, inform, and entertain...

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UK leads in PC shipments to schools

The rapid response of local authorities, schools and central government during Covid-19 school closures has made the country by far the leading shipper of mobile PCs to schools in Europe, according to Context. Context's weekly data monitors the IT channel, in...

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