South African social media users are particularly at risk of being hacked as a result of poor digital literacy – hacking
Facebook safety policy manager for Africa‚ Julie de Bailliencourt‚ said raising awareness on how to protect user accounts was a particular concern for the company in South Africa.
De Bailliencourt was in the country for a series of seminars to engage with NGOs and other stakeholders on the issue of online safety.
Her visit came in a week when popular radio host and author‚ Redi Tlhabi‚ had her personal Twitter account hacked while she was in New York to facilitate a series of United Nations conversations.
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