While online merchants are revelling in the excellent growth of new customers, fraudsters are also migrating online and, if left unchecked, these bad actors could destroy the windfall of this new customer acquisition...
Brendon Williamson 11 Dec 2020
Clothing retailer Superbalist on Monday alerted users that a new phishing scam is doing the rounds via SMS and email...
Andy Walker 25 Feb 2019
The success of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is testament to the opportunity offered by digital commerce. But local entrepreneurs should not underestimate the threat of online fraud...
Brendon Williamson 12 Dec 2018
The private security industry in South Africa is among the largest in the world. It is now a R45bn-a-year industry, and it is growing at a staggering rate...
Consumers are eager to spend and retailers are keen for the windfall of the holidays but when people are more spendthrift, criminals are more alert. This is particularly true for cybercriminals, cashing in on the holiday spirit...
Hein Kern 7 Dec 2016
Increasing sophistication in card fraud is reason for concern. Not only for banks, but most especially for online merchants, who are at risk of losing their ability to trade should they be implicated in repeat fraud attempts and excessive customer disputes...
Kyle Rozendo 25 Nov 2016
Monica Hallin, CEO of Vindico Group, predicts the three strongest trends in retail security for 2017...
Monica Hallin 22 Nov 2016
Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...
Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016
The township economy is worth R100bn, while the stokvel industry is estimated to be worth around R70bn. This is according to the Gauteng MEC for economic development, agriculture and rural development, Lebogang Maile...
Bandile Ndzishe 12 Oct 2016
South Africa has an ever-increasing number of shopping malls. While they offer consumers convenience and retailers good volumes of foot traffic, safety risks are a significant concern that need to be carefully managed and can be mitigated by using the right tools...
Grant Dunnington 17 Aug 2015
Card fraud is rampant in South Africa, and growing at an alarming rate. This year, losses due to credit card fraud have increased by 23% to R453.9 million...
Donovan Marais 15 Jan 2015
Security rules for online credit card payments are being tightened, with global associations fulfilling their first priority of protecting their own customers, the credit card holders, from any financial loss if their card data is stolen or hacked.
Peter Harvey 22 Jan 2014
Global companies wanting to expand their footprint in emerging markets need to understand that Africa is characterised by huge diversity in payment methods and preferences.
Peter Harvey 25 Oct 2013
NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
Rod Baker 16 Oct 2013
In 2012, the government announced plans to adopt a new identification (ID) system, which would replace the existing green ID booklet with a smart electronic ID card. I personally welcome the move to a more secure form of ID, in hope that it will help to combat the high levels of fraud, which now reportedly costs our economy on average R1 billion per year.
Drew van Vuuren 1 Jul 2013
With the rise of convergence and the evolution of the data network to incorporate multiple technologies, security and video over IP has become increasingly popular. Thanks to increased bandwidth availability in South Africa, IP security cameras are becoming a more viable option, and do offer many benefits. However there are also downsides to this technology, particularly in light of the fact that local bandwidth remains inconsistent and is still relatively expensive, and video streaming requires large amounts of stable bandwidth to perform to its best ability.
Mark Chertkow 9 Oct 2012
The 2011 Norton Cyber Crime Report says 431 million adults worldwide fell victims to cybercrime last year. Women, disabled people, schoolchildren and job-seekers continue to fall victims of cybercrime, which has reached significant proportions in South Africa and the rest of the world, worrying governments, internet experts and scarring users.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 29 Sep 2011
Apart from being held to ransom by security and insurance companies, are there any more marketing opportunities in the crime situation? Well, I think there is at least one big one and it all has to do with these car guards we now see at every single shopping centre.
Chris Moerdyk 13 Oct 2009
Grey products are a serious threat to the sustainability of the stationery, home and office products industry and are often a convenient cover up for resellers dealing in counterfeit and stolen goods. Each year, counterfeiting and grey products cost official distributors and independent resellers millions of Rands in lost revenue, sub-standard returned products and legal proceedings.
ActivRetail 23 Feb 2009