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Hackers vandalise home pages of 45 city businesses

A group of computer hackers calling themselves Spykids has struck 45 Cape Town business websites and defaced their home pages. The incident comes amid a dramatic reduction in the number of hackers targeting South African websites, according to Reinhardt Buys, an internet lawyer in Cape Town. Buys said that after Absa Bank lost around R500 000 to a hacker last year, businesses tightened their online security measures. South Africa had been recording, on average, 70 hacks a day midway through last year, but the number had since declined to around 17 a day. The most sites attacked in South Africa in a single day was 105 on May 22 last year. Full Story

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