Hacking

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South Africa's notable data breaches and data leaks in the past half-decade

For the past 5 years, South Africa has experienced some notable and rather concerning data breaches and leaks. More concerning is also that none of the businesses or organizations have been officially investigated or suffered any punishment.

Cameroonโ€™s tax platform suffered a cyberattack

The digital platform used by the government of Cameroon for the management of taxes is said to have suffered what has been qualified by some as a major cyberattack.

South Africa's Momentum Metropolitan has been hacked

Momentum Metropolitan, a South African financial services company, has stated that it suffered a cyberattack on 13 August 2020. According to the company, only a "portion of data" from one of its subsidiaries was accessed.

Russian hackers are apparently attempting to steal COVID-19 vaccine information

Russian cyberespionage group that hacked into the USA's election networks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election is now apparently attempting to steal COVID-19 vaccine information from researchers.

Twitter hack exposes a broader threat to democracy

Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. Outsiders were able to take over Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals by โ€˜social engineering,โ€™ which allowed them to convince Twitter employees to provide access to its systems.

Systemic attacks can bring down the Internet

The announcement of a systemic attack on the Internet in February 2019 raised the question of the structure and protection of one of the major protocols of the web: the domain name service (DNS).

A new phishing attack is targeting Microsoft Teams users

Cybersecurity researchers have reported the discovery of a phishing attack which targets Microsoft Teams users with the aim of stealing their passwords. The attack impersonates e-mail notifications from Microsoft Teams.