MyBroadbrand warns of personal data leaks

14 October 2019, 2:42 PM
Technology publication 'My Broadband' claims that the personal information of South Africans who applied for home loans through major banks in the last ten years, was exposed through a security flaw.
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Novartis to buy AveXis in $8.7bn gene-therapy deal 9 April 2018, 2:26 PM

Swiss drug maker Novartis is moving further into gene therapy by buying AveXis for $8.7 billion, adding a rare-disease treatment that could reap billions in sales.

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages 9 April 2018, 11:24 AM

Amid a firestorm over Facebook's data privacy scandal, Mark Zuckerberg appears before US lawmakers this week with mounting pressure for new regulations for social media platforms.

14 million Africans have access to HIV treatment: Gbeho 9 April 2018, 8:11 AM

Africa has made significant inroads in terms of accessibility to essential health services and treatment, says United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Kiki Gbeho.

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens 8 April 2018, 8:47 AM

Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday. “The attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack, […]

Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January 6 April 2018, 7:14 AM

Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month.

Prince Charles backs ‘blue economy’ to save Barrier Reef 6 April 2018, 7:02 AM

Prince Charles has called for a "blue economy" to promote the sustainable use of ocean resources and save Australia's Great Barrier Reef, as he visits the World Heritage-listed ecosystem Friday.

Cholera kills 40 Congolese in overcrowded Uganda refugee camps 5 April 2018, 8:00 PM

A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed about 40 people and infected more than 2 000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said on Thursday. Nearly 70 000 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have fled to Uganda this year due to a surge in ethnic […]

KZN multi-billion water scheme to assist rural communities 5 April 2018, 11:52 AM

Umgeni Water and officials from the Department of Water and Sanitation conducted a stakeholder engagement and also visited the Lower uThukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme in Mandeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

New IPP programme to lesson electricity costs 5 April 2018, 6:15 AM

Government says the signing of the new IPP programme worth R56 billion will make electricity cheaper, cleaner for hard pressed consumers in the long term.

KZN Health provides cancer detection machines to rural areas 4 April 2018, 3:12 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department says it will be targeting the 80% of women in the province who might be at risk for cervical cancer.

New dangerous beetle infestation in trees 4 April 2018, 11:59 AM

The George Municipality says they've discovered a new dangerous beetle infestation in trees in the Southern Cape Town.

Abalone syndicate members due in court on Tuesday 4 April 2018, 8:16 AM

Seventeen alleged members of an abalone poaching syndicate who were arrested last month in Gansbaai will again appear in court next Tuesday.

Koeberg desalination plant brings relief to W Cape 4 April 2018, 7:11 AM

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station's permanent Ground Water Desalination Plant is expected to be up and running at the beginning of 2019.

Garden Route Dam over flowing 3 April 2018, 3:46 PM

The Garden Route Dam in George in the Southern Cape, one of the larger dams in the region is over-flowing.

Koeberg to be water self sufficient by next month 3 April 2018, 2:33 PM

The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station outside Cape Town says within the next month it will be self-reliant in its water supply. The energy giant has built a temporary ground water desalination plant which will be processing 920 kilolitres of water per day. The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station has revealed its water resilience Strategy as the […]

SpaceX launches cargo to space station using recycled rocket, cargo ship 3 April 2018, 7:59 AM

SpaceX blasted off a load of supplies on Monday for the International Space Station aboard a rocket and a cargo ship that have both flown before, marking the second such flight for the California-based company.

Elon Musk makes light of Tesla’s woes in April 1 Twitter prank 2 April 2018, 7:19 AM

Elon Musk, the flamboyant boss of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter on April Fool’s day to joke the electric car-maker, which has been rocked by bad news, was going bankrupt. “Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely […]

Gauteng govt to allocate budget to fix R55 road 1 April 2018, 9:29 PM

The Gauteng department of Roads and Transport will allocate a budget to fix the R55 road.

Tesla says crashed vehicle had been on autopilot prior to accident 1 April 2018, 12:20 PM

Tesla also said vehicle logs from the accident showed no action had been taken by the driver soon before the crash and that he had received earlier warnings to put his hands on the wheel.

Family, friends bid farewell to Stephen Hawking 31 March 2018, 4:05 PM

Friends, family and colleagues of Stephen Hawking gathered Saturday to pay their respects at his private funeral in Cambridge, where the British science great spent most of his extraordinary life.

VAT, Sugar Tax set for April increase 31 March 2018, 12:36 PM

VAT is set to increase and SARS will start collecting "Sugar Tax", from April 1, 2018.

Listeriosis death toll reaches 189: NICD 30 March 2018, 9:45 PM

The death toll from the Listeriosis outbreak has reached 189.

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival kicks-off 30 March 2018, 8:58 PM

An array of stage productions, including one on the water crisis in the Western Cape, will make their debut this weekend.

India’s southern city records season’s hottest day at 42.3 degrees Celsius 30 March 2018, 6:14 PM

India's southern Kalaburagi city recorded its hottest day of the year on Thursday (March 29) with the mercury touching 42.3 degrees Celsius.

Radebe welcomes court ruling over Power purchase 30 March 2018, 6:46 AM

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe has welcomed the Pretoria High Court ruling - in the application to interdict the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements for the 27 projects by Independent Power Producers.

Floods expected in Western Cape 29 March 2018, 10:13 AM

The Cape Town Weather Bureau has issued a warning for possible flooding on Thursday mainly in the central Karoo and the Eden District in the Western Cape.

SA consumers urged to observe sell-by, use-by dates due to Listeriosis 29 March 2018, 7:35 AM

The South African government on Wednesday, urged consumers to observe all sell-by and use-by date for ready-to-eat products despite all meat being inspected and being safe for human consumption at abattoirs and processing plants.

African Diaspora Forum wants full health access for refugees 28 March 2018, 3:46 PM

The Africa Diaspora Forum wants refugees and asylum seekers to receive free health care in South Africa's public health institutions.

BMW sued in US over diesel emissions 28 March 2018, 11:24 AM

German luxury carmaker BMW has been sued in the United States over "defeat devices" installed in tens of thousands of vehicles in order to cheat diesel emissions tests, lawyers for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.

Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs 28 March 2018, 10:32 AM

Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say.