Category Archives: Criminal Law / Crime

Festive Season Cybercrime Alert: Tips from SARS

“Cyber Attack: An attack, via cyberspace, targeting an enterprise’s use of cyberspace for the purpose of disrupting, disabling, destroying, or maliciously controlling a computing environment/infrastructure; or destroying the integrity of the data or stealing controlled information.” (CSRC – Computer Security Resource Center) South African businesses, already facing significant risk of cyberattacks, have been warned to […]

Fraudsters are Everywhere: Cybercrime up 667% since Lockdown

There has been a surge in internet scams over the past three months – from malware, phishing and ransomware to obtaining your log-in details. Take extra precautions such as dual authorisations for payment, carefully validate new beneficiaries and get your IT staff or consultants to regularly check that no malware is loaded onto your IT […]

How To Detect and Dodge Financial Scams

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” (wise old adage) In the USA, $40 billion is lost every year to scammers. When you consider statistics suggesting that 65% of scam victims don’t report their losses (usually they are too embarrassed to admit they have been conned), as much as $120 billion […]