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Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $2,3bn

Symantec, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies, agreed to buy LifeLock for about US$2,3bn (R33,2bn) including debt to expand in services for identity protection. The offer for LifeLock values its shares at $24 apiece, according

Alistair Fairweather
Viruses go from nuisance to plague

Biological viruses are among the most rapidly evolving organisms on our planet. The same is true of computer viruses, except that malevolent human organisations are driving this evolution, not natural selection. The most recent strains of these digital pathogens are evidence that virus

How the Dexter malware works

A major security breach involving the theft of South African bank account holders’ details by one or more criminal syndicates may go down as one of the worst such incidents in the country’s history. Criminals infected point-of-sale terminals in South African fast-food outlets and restaurants with

De Nobrega in storage venture

Former Altech executive Wayne de Nobrega has quietly taken the reins at Sithabile Technology Services, a systems integration company that specialises in data storage, recovery and backup. De Nobrega, who sold his business

A playground for faceless criminals

In January, in the flurry of resolution that accompanies the new year, Dino Maloko (not his real name), 40, decided to bite the bullet and pay off his credit card. He was over R40 000 in the red, and he wanted to start the year off right. So he made a large payment into his bank credit card account and got his card debt

Ex-FNB IT chief in new SA venture

High-profile former First National Bank chief information officer Mike Jarvis, who led a dramatic modernisation of the bank’s IT systems and who left SA in 2000 to return to his native Britain, has returned to the country. Jarvis has established a new business with former Symantec regional director

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