Spam still most popular way to get consumers’ cash

Published on: 3rd September 2021

The business and private use of technology has been continuously growing for years, but the massive global switch to remote working has led to an explosion of attack surfaces, significantly increasing the opportunities for cyber-criminals to exploit.

Recent local examples, including the attack on Transnet’s port IT infrastructure, demonstrate that the constantly evolving threat landscape and the increasing sophistication of attacks means that cyber-security must remain top-of-mind.

After all, says Ilonka Badenhorst, Managing Executive at the Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA), the consequences of such attacks can be severe. Anything from production and revenue losses to regulatory fines, reputational damage, and the potential shutdown of critical infrastructures may be the result.

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