Sophisticated Mining Botnet Identified After 2 Years

Cybersecurity firm, Guardicore Labs, revealed the identification of a malicious crypto-mining botnet that has been operating for nearly two years on April 1. The threat actor, dubbed ‘Vollgar’ based on its mining of the little-known altcoin, Vollar (VSD), targets Windows machines running MS-SQL servers — of which Guardicore estimates there …

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John Steenhuisen fears ANC have ‘gagged’ Parliament

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DA leader John Steenhuisen has become the second party representative to take a swipe at the ANC’s lockdown laws this weekend, after he accused the government of gagging its opposition. Lockdown: DA getting cabin fever with ANC Shadow trade minister Dean Macpherson blasted the ‘authoritarian’ conditions he feels have been …

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Netball SA President Cecilia Molokwane recovers from COVID-19

Following her results announcements, there was a public outcry from various corners of the sports fraternity and a call to action for those that had been with the President to have themselves tested. Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane. Picture: Supplied JOHANNESBURG – Netball South Africa President, Cecilia Molokwane has …

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Calm restored in Hillbrow, police maintain strong presence

On the first day of the unprecedented lockdown, which kicked in more than a week ago, residents clashed with police. South African Metro policemen try to enforce distancing outside a supermarket in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on 27 March 2020 where several dozens of customers are queuing for food without respecting the …

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Joburg EMS on high alert for possible flooding amid heavy rains

Forecasters warned the rainy weather conditions could last until at least Sunday. Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – With South Africans forced to stay at home during the national lockdown, Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) on Saturday said they were on high alert amid sustained rainfall across the city. The …

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