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.

Web users 'most annoyed' by spam

2012-10-30 09:30

Spam has emerged as the most common annoyance for computer users, research has found.

New version of Flame virus uncovered

2012-10-15 21:21

A new cyber-espionage tool linked to the Flame virus and dubbed "miniFlame" has been infecting computers in Lebanon, Iran and elsewhere.

Companies 'not ready' for cyber attacks

2012-09-19 14:25

Nearly half of firms globally are not prepared for cyber threats on their networks, research has shown.

Infected flash drives common - survey

2012-08-20 12:40

A security survey has found that almost a third of computer users are exposed to virus infections as a result of infected optical or flash drives.

New malware targets Iran, Israel

2012-07-19 10:29

At least 800 victims have been identified as targets of malware affecting computer users in the Middle East, a security company has revealed.

Hackers hit SA web users

2012-07-02 13:05

Hackers have targeted South Africans with around three million attacks in the first three months of 2012, a security company has found.

Kaspersky links Flame, Stuxnet virus

2012-06-12 07:27

Researchers who discovered the Flame spy virus have said that they had identified key components that it had in common with the earlier Stuxnet virus.

Low adoption of cloud security - survey

2012-05-14 12:46

Most business that aim to implement virtualisation technology have no plans to implement security planning to accompany it, a security company survey has found.

Mindset 'key' to hacking prevention

2012-04-02 14:05

The mindset of platform users is critical to their vulnerability to internet hacking and cybercrime, a security company has said.

Kaspersky: Chrome is safest browser

2012-03-26 12:45

Top internet security firm Kaspersky Lab has recommended Google's Chrome browser as the safest one available.


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.

Major online threats of 2012 'will persist'

2012-12-13 07:01

The year 2012 saw an increase in cyber threats and security company Kaspersky Lab says that similar themes will continue in 2013.

Survey finds easy passwords 'common'

2012-10-25 07:30

A global survey has found that more than a third of computer users have weak passwords that may leave them vulnerable to being attacked.

Free anti-virus on most computers

2012-10-01 11:10

Most computers are protected from malware, but the effectiveness of the protection is questionable as the overall majority of programs are free, a survey has revealed.

Flame virus linked to more malware

2012-09-18 07:29

The Flame virus believed to be part of a cyber warfare effort against Iran was developed as early as 2006 and is linked to at least three other malware programs.

Kaspersky uncovers new Middle East virus

2012-08-09 17:03

A new cyber surveillance virus has been found that can spy on financial transactions, according to a computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.

Flame built by government - Kaspersky

2012-07-05 08:25

While the identity of the Flame virus authors remains elusive, a security company is convinced that the evidence points to a sophisticated government operation.

Spam on the decline - Kaspersky

2012-06-19 13:24

Spam is at its lowest level this year, reducing the likelihood of malicious software spreading by e-mail, a security company has said.

Users 'cautious' in social networks

2012-05-30 14:30

Most users of social networks do not trust the platform enough to reveal personal information about themselves, a security company has revealed.

Kaspersky slams Apple over update

2012-04-10 12:07

A cyber security company has criticised Apple for a delay in sending out a security update to its operating system after a vulnerability was detected.

Cybercriminals target companies

2012-03-28 22:48

Criminals have changed focus from hacking home users to corporates in an effort to make money from cybercrime activities, a security company has said.

Cellphones 'at hackers' mercy'

2009-07-03 14:22

Cellphones are the least protected devices in the entire computing arena leaving them at the mercy of internet evils, security experts say.

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