The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has launched its #Skelm campaign, advising people to “Wise Up and Watch Out” to avoid becoming victims of cybercrime.
In the past few years, cybercrime cases have increased – with people being defrauded of billions of rand online.
“It affects business sectors and consumers, and this has called on security measures to be put in place to protect assets and important information,” said Kalyani Pillay, Sabric CEO.
“The responsibility of protecting yourself against cybercrime and increasing your cybersecurity lies with every single one of us.”
Security tips from Sabric
Sabric said consumers should ensure their PC and mobile phones are updated with the latest updates and anti-virus software.
It further advises creating a new password directly after updating software, and the use of a secondary email address for financial matters.
Sabric also warned that public computers are not safe for banking. “They are prone to spyware and malware and should be avoided at all costs,” it said.
It is also important to delete sensitive information like bank statements from your inbox, moving them to a secure folder.