In South Africa we spend thousands of rands to keep our homes safe from criminals. From alarm systems, to fencing, slam lock gates and burglar bars. But all of these physical security measures aren’t enough to keep all criminals out.

Did you know?

South Africa has the third highest number of cybercrime victims worldwide, resulting in a loss of about R2.2 billion each year to cyber attacks - according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).

Every time you log onto your smartphone, computer or open an email, you are at risk of being exposed to cyber crime even in your own home.

Predominant Cybercrime at Home

The most predominant forms of cybercrime used to invade the home (as opposed to businesses) are:

  • Spearphishing
  • Identity theft
  • Ransomware