Category archives for: IT Security

Mobile users warned against unprotected communication


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African cellular consumers have been alerted to the dangers of engaging in mobile-based communications with non- members of the country’s Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA). Financial loss is the major risk. WASPA warns that using contract or prepaid mobile devices to transact with a mobile content […]

MTN issues warning on latest OTP scam

Cyber security attack

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CUSTOMERS must be wary of yet another scam by fraudsters who con them after asking for their one-time pin (OTP). Once the pin is obtained, the fraudsters are then able to buy data or airtime from the customer’s accounts, after which that data or airtime is transferred to other […]

E-commerce adoption up but security concerns linger

Cyber security attack

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable making online purchases but safety and security remain a major factor in the adoption of digital payments and e-commerce. This is according to a new report released today by Visa, which indicated a growing number of shoppers are going online to […]

Cyber-attacks, politics impact on Southern Africa firms

Cyber attacks

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – POLITICAL uncertainty through government transitions and large scale cyber-attacks have emerged the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in the coming year. This is according to specialist global risk consultancy, Control Risks, which pointed out political instability in such countries as South Africa, where […]

Christmas unleashes cyber crooks on online consumers


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CONSUMERS eager to spend on their festive season gift online could be at risk of losing up to R68 228 (over US$12 400) per incident as fraudsters across the world are on the prowl to fill up their own Christmas ‘stockings.’ This is according to a security strategist […]

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