Tag: Cybersecurity & Cybercrime


The enforcement of POPI

“Big brother is watching”. With the long awaited enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) on 1 July 2020, this scenario is now highly...

Cybercrimes Bill under the spotlight

The justice and constitutional development department plans to revive the Cybercrimes Bill. The justice and correctional services minister, Ronald Lamola, confirmed this during the department’s 2019...

Ransomware – Can you pay?

Ransomware, also referred to as a crypto-virus, is malicious software that is used by cybercriminals to illicitly infect, lock-out and then take control over digital...
Ransomware – Can you pay?

Data breaches: What is required?

South Africa has experienced no fewer than four significant data breaches involving consumer’s personal information held by businesses, in the preceding ten months alone. There...

Cybercrime: Business email compromises

Business eMail compromises (BECs) are a form of cybercrime where electronic communications are accessed, monitored and at appropriate times intercepted and replaced with eMails that...
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Cybercrime: Business email compromises

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