Cyber-security: set a thief to catch a thief

Monday, 18 August 2003, 7:49 AM EST

The recent much-hyped internet hacks and "worm" virus that have hit banks in South Africa may have shocked most people but came as no surprise to a Cape Town teenager.

Justin Stanford, a computer whizz who specialises in information security, said internet banking safeguards were not hack-proof while companies had been warned for weeks to plug holes to keep out the worm which has infested Microsoft Windows operating systems.

As a former hacker who now uses his skills to assist companies to secure sensitive information, Stanford is well aware of just how much hacking takes place every day.

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