Identity fraud costs government over R1bn during Covid

It has been reported that over R1 billion has been claimed from TERS (Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme) through fraudulent or corrupt applications that could've been eradicated with the correct ID authentication. According to the CSIS (Centre for Strategic...

Data breaches becoming more common

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals. By J2 Software CEO John Mc Loughlin Data breaches are now a common phenomenon with Nedbank, Momentum, Lombard Insurance,...

Businesses urged to be vigilant against email scams

With the lockdown leading to business being run almost exclusively on email, fraudsters are increasingly using email-based scams to catch unsuspecting businesses off-guard. "One of the most common email scams that businesses fall victim to is Business Email Compromise...

SA web users can take action against cyber-fraud

Statistics South Africa says almost two-thirds of South African households now have at least one person who accesses the Internet. Add this to the fact that October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month in many countries, including SA, and it's clear web users are ready...