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Thousands of websites infected by ‘crypto mining’ malware

Researchers have been warning in recent weeks about this kind of malware, which can deliver profits without being obvious to users.

The cyber-war(s) being fought right under our noses

Hackers are consistently coming up with ways of accessing the devices of people and companies, despite the proliferation of security software.

Datajacking computer files is big business

The easy solution is to pay the ransom, but there is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted.

What to do if your data is held hostage

If malicious ransomware gets your computer in its clutches, it is possible to retrieve it – but you’ll have to cough up.

SA business faces cyber invasion

SA businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks as global security vulnerabilities against systems reach their highest recorded level.

Software piracy opens doors for hackers

A study has shown that cybercriminals are employing malware embedded in PCs running pirated software and sold to unsuspecting consumers or companies.

SA banks in massive data breach

A variant of malware called Dexter has cost local banks tens of millions of rand in one of the worst breaches of customer card data in SA history.

An Apple a day keeps the viruses away?

If you're one of the planet's approximately 1.6bn Microsoft Windows users, then chances are you're pretty used to viruses.

Microsoft takes down major fake drug spam network

Microsoft on Thursday announced the dismantling of a "notorious and complex" network of virus-infected computers that send billions of bogus emails.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Auditor-general’s report reveals the municipalities where the money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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