Cyberspace is the latest conflict frontier in Afrika

In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself “Anonymous” was able to hack into the database of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and steal sensitive data. More…

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The human factor of cyber crime

Cyber crime is rampant in South Africa. In a 2017 report, Gartner predicted that cybercrime might become the greatest threat to every person, place, and thing in the world within the next five years. The recent data breach at Liberty is testament to this. Last week, the company had reported…

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Holding Liberty accountable

Liberty claims that it is in control of its technology and data infrastructure after a massive data breach but the fact that hackers could extract data undetected is alarming. Cyber criminals are now claiming a ransom to not release the information of Liberty’s top clients and this news has…

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How businesses should protect against data breaches

As we become more connected and companies hold more data, breaches are increasing, with more than 4,000 reported in 2016 alone. A statistical analysis of breaches in the United States found that 85% were conducted by someone known to the business, usually an employee or partner. To protect both…

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Alleged Liberty Group hackers make public statement

Barely a couple of hours after David Munro, Chief Executive at Liberty Group, held a media briefing and answered questions relating to the breach of their IT infrastructure, a person/s claiming to have been responsible for the breach have made a public statement. The statement, posted publicly and seen…

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Liberty Group statement on IT systems breach

Liberty regrets to confirm that it has been subject to illegal and unauthorized access to its IT infrastructure. An external party has taken data from us and demanded payment. Liberty was alerted of the intrusion into its network late on Thursday evening. Liberty specialist teams immediately began investigating the incident,…

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