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Insight into the cyber threat landscape in South Africa

May 27, 2020


In brief

Cyberattacks are growing in South Africa

How big is the problem?

Scale of the problem


In malware attacks in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2018, which translates to just under 577 attempted attacks per hour.


Card-not-present (CNP) fraud on South African-issued credit cards, making it the leading contributor to gross fraud losses in the country.


Increase in mobile banking application fraud.

Why is South Africa such an attractive target?

What can be done?

Meet the team

Wandile Mcanyana

Security Lead – Accenture in Africa

Clive Brindley

Senior Manager – Cyber Defence Security practice at Accenture in Africa
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