Cyber crime

Total 23 Posts

Impact of fake news and cybercrime in South Africa

South Africans have been called on to be more careful and responsible when sharing information regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on social media. This is to combat the rise of misinformation (fake news), which may be harmful to the society.

How cybercriminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic

As with what other countries are already experiencing, the cybercriminals may pretend to be providing coronavirus screening and testing, providing coronavirus vaccines being imported from other countries, providing medical advice on coronavirus.

Increase in SIM swap fraud across Africa

In South Africa, SIM swap fraud more than doubled in the last year, according a report of South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).

Nigerian authorities arrested 32 alleged Yahoo Boys in a sting operation

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it arrested 32 suspected Yahoo Boys (Internet fraudsters), during an early morning sting operation.

How Nigeria's popular music portrays Yahoo Boys

Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country's cyber fraudsters.

How fraudsters made money by intercepting e-mails

Consumers suffer huge financial losses as fraudsters intercept e-mails.

Increasing cyber threats against South African businesses

Each year cyber security attacks become bigger, more severe, and more costly to recover from, but their occurrence is one which most South African organisations are worryingly unprepared for.