South Africa Law on Cyber Crime

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View the Full text of legislation and regulations affecting the internet in South Africa View the Council of Europe’s Convention on Cybercrime (used as a guideline for developing SA’s national legislation) More on CoE Cybercrime projects and framework for international cooperation View the Definitions of Cybercrime View the Electronic Communications and Transactions Amendment Bill, 2012 [...]

Hackers Compromise 2 Million Facebook, Twitter and Gmail Accounts

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More than 2 million accounts have been compromised from popular sites such as Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn after malware captured login credentials from users worldwide, according to a new report. According to web security firm Trustwave, hackers have stolen login usernames and passwords across various sites in the past month with the help [...]

South Africa’s web kings

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Effective Measure released its November 2013 statistics, which showed that News24 maintained its dominant position in the South African website market. Effective Measure is the official traffic measurement partner of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), and provides accurate traffic statistics for South Africa’s top websites. Read more Image Source: http://lerablog.org/ [...]

Hackers Steal R42 Million in Cyber Bank Robbery

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The first major cybercrime of 2012 has taken place in South Africa, with hackers made off with about R42 million from Postbank, which is state-owned and part of the South African post office. According to the Sunday Times, the hackers used stolen login details for a Postbank teller and a call center agent to transfer [...]

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