Cyber scammers blow holes in SA wallets

2015-01-30 14:05

South Africans are facing an increasing threat from cyber criminals who want to steal their money.

Top cybercrime threats for 2015

2014-12-05 10:33

Cyber security woes have haunted IT professionals in 2014, but experts warn that the pain is expected to continue in 2015.

1 in 5 Android users targeted in cyber attacks

2014-10-07 10:36

Around one fifth of Android users have been subject to cyber attacks in the last year as criminals increasingly turned their attention to mobile devices.

Android malware checker aims to improve security

2014-08-18 14:29

To protect Android smartphones against fraudulent applications, a security company has released a scanner that seeks to protect mobile devices from identity theft.

Massive 'legal' spying, malware net uncovered

2014-06-25 13:00

A security company has uncovered a massive cyber spying net with its tentacles in a number of countries dedicated to hacking Android phones and iPhones.

How to fight malware targeting your data

2014-06-20 11:14

Malware is spreading fast in South Africa and Africa because of a number of factors. Here's a video on how to fight back.

Secure passwords made simple

2014-06-17 12:02

Secure passwords are often the only thing that stands between your computer and cyber criminals intent on stealing your data. Watch our video.

Cyber war raging as countries test strategies

2014-06-05 10:01

A cyber war could well and truly be raging as countries look to gain the upper hand by infiltrating computer networks, a security company has said.

Cyber crooks winning in security battle

2014-05-27 08:33

Hackers are always one step ahead of computer security professionals because the nature of the crime is to test hardware and software for vulnerabilities.

New Adobe Flash zero day flaw discovered

2014-05-06 07:35

A zero day vulnerability in Adobe Flash software has been discovered and blocked, says a security company.

Ukraine (cyber) war in full swing

2014-03-17 07:29

With cyber attacks already launched against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and Nato, the ground war may not have started in Ukraine but computer warfare is already raging.

Kids 'losing' their parents' cash, data online

2014-01-22 14:05

Children with unfettered access to internet-connected computers are costing their parents money, a survey has found.

Top malware to hit SA in 2013

2013-12-09 09:01

Spam has been one of the major methods employed by criminals to target South Africans during 2013. Check out the list of top malware strategies to hit SA.

Security fear limits online banking - survey

2013-12-03 14:31

Despite the widespread use of online banking applications, a security company says that the risk posed by malware puts more users off using the service.

Spam declines, malware jumps - Kaspersky

2013-11-19 14:40

While the total number of spam e-mails declined in the last three months, the proportion of malicious spam jumped, a security company has reported.

Cybercriminals target social networks

2013-10-09 11:10

China, the USA and South Korea are the top three sources of global spam, while popular international delivery services often appear in spam messages.

Financial security critical in online banking, says FNB

2013-09-26 14:00

Financial security in an online environment is critical, especially as smart devices make their presence felt in the market, a retail bank has said.

Mobile malware targets Android with criminal botnets

2013-09-20 14:12

A security company has revealed what it claims is the first case of a Trojan malware being spread by a collaborating criminal groups.

Malware targets SA banking information

2013-09-02 14:01

South Africans are exposed to cyber attacks designed to steal personal information, a security company has revealed.

Spam grows, targeted - survey shows

2013-08-13 11:10

Spam increased slightly in the last three months, but was more targeted as criminals upped the ante to steal personal information, research by a security firm has shown.

Cybercrime costs companies dearly

2013-08-05 11:03

Cybercrime has a devastating impact on the bottom line of large companies, new research has found.

Viruses found on 'protected' PCs

2013-04-05 10:23

A significant number of viruses and malware exists on computers, even they are protected by antivirus software, a security company has asserted.

Spam growth spikes

2013-03-27 09:29

Spam is back on the increase, according to data from a security company which shows a dramatic increase after months of decline.

Adobe flaw allows hackers in

2013-02-28 09:21

Hackers have targeted dozens of computer systems at government agencies across Europe through a flaw in Adobe Systems' software.


Online safety tips for kids

2015-01-14 13:20

Children are particularly vulnerable on the internet because young people are often more naïve than adults, says an online security company.

Top SA Android malware revealed

2014-10-08 11:10

A security company has revealed the most common malware targeting Android devices in South Africa.

Offline danger from online threat

2014-10-02 14:05

The offline world may be subject to an online threat that targets financial information, a security firm has reported.

Top malware threats hold your smartphone to ransom

2014-07-30 09:30

A new range of malware applications collectively known as ransomware is targeting smartphones as cyber criminals look for creative ways to extract money from people.

Is your business safe from cybercrime?

2014-07-25 13:26

More than 30% of cyber attacks occur at small companies, but a survey shows they don't view IT strategy as a top strategic concern.

Mobile ransomware targets English speakers

2014-06-20 12:31

A new piece of malicious software for mobile devices is specifically targeting English speakers, a security company has revealed.

How to fight phishing

2014-06-19 09:46

Passwords are not enough to ensure security with online financial transactions.

Here's how crooks infect South African PCs

2014-06-09 10:00

A security expert has identified the most common way that South African computers are infected with malware.

Weakest link in cyber crime? You

2014-06-04 14:07

While some cybercrime is sophisticated in order to break in to computer systems, the human vulnerability is the most common one used, says a security expert.

Phishers target the 2014 Soccer World Cup

2014-05-26 14:36

The Soccer World Cup is around the corner, and scammers are already sharpening their skills ahead of the global showcase.

Phishers target personal data, cash

2014-04-03 14:33

Cyber crooks are pushing up their efforts to target financial information, a report on their activity suggests.

Crooks target SA Windows users

2014-02-06 10:45

Microsoft has warned that scammers are targeting people using Windows in order to steal personal information as well as cash.

SA firms lose data in software breaches

2014-01-15 14:01

More than a third of South African companies have had data breaches as a result of software vulnerabilities, a security firm has reported.

Hackers stole 2 million passwords

2013-12-06 10:30

The discovery of some two million stolen online passwords this week has prompted fresh warnings from security researchers to strengthen protection from hackers.

Cybercriminals targeting small marketing firms

2013-11-19 18:03

Small marketing agencies with access to the intellectual property of a large company can be targeted by cybercriminals as a perceived “weak-link”, warns an expert.

Adobe cyber attack a wake-up call - security firm

2013-10-10 12:05

The hacker attack on Adobe Systems may increase the vulnerability of all computers running the company's software, a security firm has said.

Snapshot of online fraud victims' fate

2013-10-08 10:11

A survey about online fraud shows that only one in 10 respondents were lucky enough to get all their money back.

Researchers warn of 'hit and run' cyber attackers

2013-09-26 11:00

Security researchers have said they uncovered a "cyber mercenary" team which specialises in attacks on targets in Japan and South Korea, and warned of more operations of that nature.

Zero-day attack most effective in SA, says Kaspersky

2013-09-03 09:07

The most effective cyber attack on South African computers is known as a zero-day attack, a security firm has said.

Trojan malware stalks the web

2013-08-29 12:09

Nearly every malicious software program stalking internet users was focused on stealing personal information, a security firm has found.

Beware of malicious emails

2013-08-12 15:18

Fraudsters are increasing their onslaught by sending out Facebook and bank emails seeded with Trojans that steal usernames and passwords, according to a survey.

Cyber weapons grow in 2013

2013-05-22 10:29

Cyber spying and cyber weapons have dominated the threat landscape in the first three months of 2013, a report shows.

Cyber attack on spam-blocker slows web

2013-03-27 22:14

One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target.

Web spam neighbourhoods identified

2013-03-18 08:29

The majority of the world's spam is confined to a minority of Internet Service Providers, a survey has found.

Global spam falls to 5 year low

2013-01-24 12:00

Global spam traffic has fallen significantly, according to research by a security company.

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