Government says 155 cybercrime cases were finalised during the past financial year.
Speaking during the justice, crime prevention and security cluster briefing, Justice minister, Jeff Radebe, revealed that the average conviction rate for these cases was 89%.
“It appears that the majority of cases involve unlawful electronic fund transfers / fraud etc, where the password of the complainant was obtained or cloned cards being used,” he revealed.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA has announced it would lead the development of a voluntary code of practice to improve cyber security for end-users. Known as the icode, and developed in conjunction with Australia’s Internet Industry Association, the code aims to provide a consistent approach for South African ISPs to help inform, educate and […]
The latest South African crime statistics for 2010/2011, could probably best be summarised as “improving, but could do better”. While there have been reductions in the murder and attempted murder rate, assault, robbery and attacks on policemen – fighting crime should still be at the top of South Africa’s agenda. With SMS being so suited […]
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will monitor staff at its offices through webcams – as it searches for ways to improve the security of its services.
The department says as much as service delivery is important, security has become equally important.
Speaking at the opening of Wynberg offices in Western Cape, deputy Home Affairs minister, Fatima Chohan, emphasised the importance of providing a secured and effective department.
“The webcams are very important and I want to stress that while we are a service delivery department and we are as effective and efficient as possible, we also have the responsibility for the country’s security,” she explained.
The department says the webcams will be accessed remotely and in real-time so the department can observe the activities even from Pretoria – and if they believe an intervention is required, representatives can intervene immediately.
The threat of cyber-crime on government information security may hinder the deployment of the government cloud, says Public Service and Administration minister, Richard Baloyi. Speaking during the 2011 GovTech conference, Baloyi noted that the country still has to search for solutions to cyber-crime – which is a necessity if the country is to embed cloud […]
Mobile operator MTN has warned of Mobile scams and threat over the festive season.
As the public and private sector strive to deliver internet access to all, Wi-Fi hotspots present a viable solution to the challenge of cost-effectively delivering access to the many.
On the flipside of the bandwidth boom in South Africa, there has been a significant increase in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at an application level in the country, says Fortinet.
With fraud and cybercrime proliferating, PCI-DSS compliance is an issue businesses of every size need to address.
Theft of a major copper cable in the City Deep exchange area has resulted in the disruption of Telkom services. During the early hours of 4 May 2013, cable thieves cut and stole three metres of 2400 pair main cable in a manhole on the corner of Heidelberg road and the N17. The thieves used […]