Expert warns of soaring cybercrime threats

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Period11 Jun 2023

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  • TitleExpert warns of soaring cybercrime threats
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSABC News
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size4:24 minutes
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    DescriptionAn organised-crime expert from the North West University's Potchefstroom campus, Dr Duane Aslett, has urged internet users to be vigilant and proactive to avoid falling victim to cybercrime.
    He says cybercrime has been on the increase in South Africa since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Dr Aslett says cybercriminals have upped their game and have innovative ways of scamming unsuspecting people online.
    These include sending links through emails and social media, as well as collecting personal and banking details through telephone calls, amongst others.
    Our reporter, Sellwane Khakhau and Video Journalist Jabu Oa Afrika, compiled this report.
    Producer/AuthorSellwane Khakhau reporter
    PersonsDuane Aslett