Durban - South Africa has the third highest number of cyber crime victims worldwide, resulting in a loss of about R2.2 billion each year to cyber attacks - according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).
This means that every time you log onto your smartphone, computer or open an email, you are at risk of being exposed to cyber crime.
The cyber threat landscape is vast and no one is immune. And it’s not just big businesses who are vulnerable to the growing incidence of cyber attacks.
Individuals are regularly targeted too with crimes including:
Identity theft: where criminals obtain information about you to convince a bank or a customer service representative that they're you.