Cybercrime costs SA firms billions

2015-03-20 11:14

Local businesses have lost an estimated R5.8bn to digital fraudsters as breaches soar to alarming rates.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Recycled ID crime spikes in SA

2015-02-25 12:01

Scams involving criminals working with corrupt officials to recycle identities of deceased persons are on the rise in South Africa, says a security expert.

Defence blames FBI agent in US airport bomb plot

2015-02-03 12:35

Defence attorneys have argued that an FBI agent who befriended a man now accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a US airport radicalised him and induced him to commit the crime.

Controversial surveillance foiled US Capitol bomb plot

2015-01-16 08:55

US House Speaker John Boehner claims a recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government's controversial surveillance programs.

Accused Silk Road boss goes on trial

2015-01-13 09:00

The accused US mastermind of an underground criminal website goes on trial in New York.

FBI mishandles large portion of evidence - report

2014-12-20 16:15

The FBI has mishandled large amounts of evidence in its offices across the US, The New York Times reported after reviewing an internal report from the investigative force.

2 FBI agents, police officer shot; suspect dead

2014-11-27 10:03

A man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead, authorities say.

Hackers sweep through the US government

2014-11-10 14:37

A $10bn-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyber attacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers.

FBI renews call for wider spying powers

2014-10-17 07:50

FBI chief James Comey has renewed a call for broader authority to tap into emerging technologies, saying the Edward Snowden revelations have led to unwarranted mistrust of law enforcement.


Suspected child porn kingpin arrested in SA

2015-03-12 16:44

A man suspected of being the kingpin of an international child porn syndicate has been arrested at his guesthouse in Grahamstown, according to reports.

FBI aware of several country-linked cyber threat groups

2015-02-26 08:32

The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official has said.

SA firms take huge hit from hackers

2015-02-05 12:06

Cyber crime is a lucrative industry that is milking South African companies but the hackers have little risk of being caught, says an expert.

Email scam nets $214m, says FBI

2015-01-23 08:15

An email scam which targets businesses with bogus invoices has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year.

US man arrested over plot to attack Capitol

2015-01-15 05:41

A 20-year-old US man has been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the justice department and FBI.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus

2015-01-10 11:35

The FBI and US prosecutors have reportedly recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA.

UK targets financial fraud with police unit

2014-12-19 10:15

Britain is to set up a specialist police unit focused on corruption and bribery, aiming to bolster its defences against white-collar crime in the financial sector.

Ferguson unrest - Two FBI agents shot

2014-11-26 15:34

Two FBI officers have been shot and wounded at a house in north St. Louis County though it was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson.

Gunshots hit California mosque

2014-11-04 23:41

Several gunshots have struck a Southern California mosque, but no injuries have been reported.

Another US teen arrested trying to join ISIS

2014-10-07 09:56

A 19-year-old American has left a letter expressing disgust with Western society for his parents before trying to board a plane in Chicago, the first step in his plan to sneak into Syria to join ISIS.

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