70 percent of South Africans had fallen victim to cyber crime and other risky behaviour, compared to 50 percent globally.
47 percent of South African smartphone users had experienced mobile cyber crime in the past 12 months, compared to 38 percent globally.
If cyber-crime was a nation, it would have been 27th biggest in terms of GDP, and cost the global economy $445 billion a year.
In South Africa, cybercrime has an economic impact equal to 0.14% of the national GDP – about R5.8 billion a year.”
How does Cybercrime affect business
Theft of trade secrets
Theft of customer information
Unauthorized access to confidential information
Ashley Madison Hack
Unauthorized use of a computer
Destruction of information
South Africa is the second most targeted country globally when it comes to Phishing attacks. It is not a matter of “if” you or your company are going to be a target, but “when”.
Examples of phishing scams
“Your email has reached capacity”
“Your bank account has been suspended”
“You have a package” pay a fee to release
Phishing email samples
From: SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 17 September 2015 01:33 PM To: XXXXXXXXX@polka.co.za Subject: 18/09/2015 the last date stipulated
Reserve Bank Building, 370 Helen Joseph Street, Pretoria. 0001 Pretoria South Africa website:http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/south-african-reserve-bank-20991 Our Ref: SARB-UK/SARB/111345/SA
Subject: Internet banking message Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:33:16 +0000 From: Capitec. <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: XXXXXXXXXXXXX Dear Client, Your online access has been closed temporarily. An unusual IP address made series of incorrect login attempts using your remote pin.
You are required to confirm your recent access to show that you are not currently away at this time. Your urgent response is needed to keep your online access active. Initiate confirmation process http://www.lance-art.com/nrim.php Ibanking service
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Commercially available “Spy” software Need physical access to the cell phone Can be removed or updated remotely
What can it do?
Get copies of: Emails, WhatsApp, SMS’s etc
Listen in on phone calls
Track GPS location
Access address book and calendar
View photos and videos
Stealth – Cannot be found in your apps
Has your phone been hacked?
Common signs that your cell phone might be hacked
Does your phone get hotter than normal?
Is your battery draining extremely fast?
Is your data bill higher than normal?
Phone turns off or on by itself
You hear an echo or other noises when on the phone