Category archives for: IT Security

Cyber criminals wrecking more havoc across globe

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BANKS, telecommunication companies and government organisations in Africa and around the globe are at the mercy of cyber criminals that have breached 40 countries using hidden malware. The infamous GCMAN and Carbanak groups are the primary suspects. Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company, said its experts had discovered […]

Accra, Cairo to host global IT security events


From RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS and information technology assurance, governance and cyber-security professionals will meet in Egypt and Ghana this year to discuss trends in the sectors. ISACA, a global association previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, is organising the events. The African sessions will […]

Scammers target public with free air tickets


By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MEMBERS of the public have been alerted to the activities of fraudulent schemes offering free tickets purportedly from the South African Airways (SAA) to fly to destinations of their choice. The purported tickets are offered to customers through a hoax survey prevalent on social media. SAA Spokesperson, Tlali […]

Tough to recover money from cyber cons

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than half of internet users that have lost money to cybercriminals never recover their money, hence the need for users to be vigilant always. These are the findings of one of the world’s internet security companies, Kaspersky Lab. The company discloses how costly these attacks are for […]

Online envy weighs down social media

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By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOCIAL media has degenerated from a helpful platform of staying in touch with friends and sharing happy memories to a source of misery to some users as jealousy and battle for attention creeps in. This is according to research conducted by one of the world’s leading cyber security […]

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