Cybercrime thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic as companies and people were reliant on technology for remote working or to simply communicate with their families.
The latest data reveals that the education and research sectors saw the majority of cyber attacks last year. In South Africa hackers targeted the state owned entity Transnet and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
It’s clear that hackers have become more determined as they can make quick money by holding ransom information.
Guest: Professor Bruce Watson – Chair of artificial intelligence, cyber security, and cyber warfare, School for Data-Science and Computational Thinking at Stellenbosch University
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