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Department of Public Service and Administration warns against fake RFQ

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The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has warned citizens against a fake e-mail using the ministry’s name, requesting proposals from people for various economic development projects. “The e-mail is not coming from the Minister or the department, and none of the contact details provided in the e-mail is that of the department or […]

Radio Hoax call to crisis centre condemned

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The Department of Social Development has expressed disappointment over a hoax call made to the Gender Based Violence Command Centre by a radio presenter posing as a distressed matric learner. The department on Thursday said the call was made by a radio presenter from a Johannesburg community radio station. “The incident was unfortunate as the […]

Top 10 tips to avoid Ransomware attacks

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Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back. Some ransomware encrypts files (called Cryptolocker). This Malware is designed […]