EFSA cooperates with SABRIC to produce fraud warnings for e-shops
EFSA and SABRIC (The South African Banking Risk Information Centre) have prepared a number of advice messages for e-shops after SABRIC noted a spike in malicious attacks on e-shops last year. These messages can be found in the SABRIC website https://www.sabric.co.za/stay-safe/online-shopping/ and EFSA is rotating them on our website (www.ecomafrica.org).
The SA Parliament is, at last, completing the process of adopting the Cybercrime Bill. It has been a long wait. Cybercriminals, on the other hand, continue to be active – and they are targeting the SA. The latest scam uses the names of artists and songs nominated in Grammy awards in order to spread malware. Kaspersky technologies have detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. In SA the artist to attract the most attacks has been Billie Eilish – there was 205 malware disguised as Billie Eilish songs in 2018, while 2019 saw this number increased to 15,354.
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