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Cape Town mayor’s name used in phishing scam

Con artists are using Patricia de Lille's name to solicit details from unwitting users in a phishing scam.

The botnet that stole two-million passwords

Researchers have uncovered information about a botnet found to have stolen two-million passwords from social networks and other online services.

Tech giants join forces for anti-phishing scheme

Fifteen major tech firms have jointly designed a system to combat emails seeking to hijack passwords and other personal details.

Phishing can cost you, big time

If you fall foul of a phishing scam and give away your details because of your own negligence, banks are probably not liable.

Google phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions

Hackers probably based in China tried to break into hundreds of Google mail accounts, including those of senior US government officials.

Beware the latest phishing scam

A new phishing scam, using both the Banking Association South Africa logo and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) logo, has been uncovered.

Standard Bank clients get anti-phishing software

With more than 500 000 unique phishing sites identified, Standard Bank is providng free software to protect its customers.

‘Phishing’ expeditions on the increase

The number of schemes to fraudulently obtain information from internet banking users has grown, the SA Banking Risk Information Centre says.

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