Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cybercrime Expected to Rise Ahead of World Cup

South African cybercrime is expected to increase during the lead-up to the World Cup, according to industry analysts. Updated communication infrastructure could help enable online scams.

The arrival in SA last year of the Seacom undersea cable, which has increased the amount of internet bandwidth available, would make for a double threat.

"History also shows that malicious activity increases in a country after new bandwidth is made available," [said analyst Paul Wood.]

South Africa: Scams Likely to Rise At World Cup
Business Day
February 15, 2010