Inside South Africa’s Cybersecurity Hub

MyBroadband was recently given the opportunity to visit the government’s Cybersecurity Hub. The Cybersecurity Hub was established in 2015 by the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (now the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies) and is...

How South African lawyers keep their smartphones secure

With more South Africans working from home, security has become a top concern for many businesses – especially those which deal with sensitive data. Law firms require their employees to engage with confidential and sensitive information on a daily basis while working...

At least 200 organisations hit by suspected Russian hack

At least 200 organisations, including government agencies and companies around the world, have been hacked as part of a suspected Russian cyber-attack that implanted malicious code in a widely used software program, said a cybersecurity firm and three people familiar...

FBI and other US government agencies hit by flurry of cyberattacks

U.S. government agencies were hit by a “global intrusion campaign” of cyber-attacks that exploited a flaw in the update of a software company, according to cyber-security firm FireEye, which discovered the hack. “We have identified a global campaign that introduces a...

Absa hit by data breach

Absa has suffered a data breach affecting a number of its clients, exposing their personal information to external parties. The bank sent an email to affected clients on Monday 30 November, warning them that their personal information had been shared with third...