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2013 hack hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts - company

2017-10-04 11:57

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, triple the original estimate, the online giant's parent company has said following a new analysis of the incident.

World's most high-tech voting system to get hacking defenses

2017-07-18 15:41

Estonia, the only country in the world where voters elect their leaders through online balloting, is taking steps to fend off potential hacking attacks.

Ukraine: Russia was behind cyber attack

2017-07-01 20:30

Ukraine says Russian security services have been involved in the massive cyber attacks that disabled computers across the world.

Bitcoin bull unfazed as cyberattacks resume globally

2017-06-28 11:05

Michael Novogratz says cryptocurrencies could be worth north of $5trn in five years - if the industry can come out of the shadows.

Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry

2017-05-20 07:25

A French researcher has released free software that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware.

Here's how to protect yourself against WannaCry and other malware

2017-05-17 16:10

The WannaCry virus has attacked numerous computers throughout the world with many others left vulnerable.

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', warns Dutch spy chief

2017-05-16 22:39

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, chaos and disorder, Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee has warned.

'White hat' whiz kid who foiled WannaCry cyberattack

2017-05-16 12:28

They are called white hats – the good guys in the Wild West of the Internet – and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.

Cyber attacks level off after global push-back, but fears persist

2017-05-15 16:21

The world's biggest ransom ware attack has levelled off in Europe thanks to a push-back by cyber security officials after causing havoc in 150 countries, as Microsoft urged governments to heed the "wake-up call".

Up to million computers hit in biggest cyber attack ever

2017-05-15 14:23

The WannaCry malware virus is the biggest of 2017 so far and is believed to have infected between 400 000 and 1 million devices globally, says Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm.

 

SA, Zim must work together to fight cyber attacks - Mugabe

2017-10-04 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged his country and South Africa to stand together to protect their economies against cyber attacks.

Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors 'real', ongoing

2017-07-12 10:03

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says "state-sponsored" or criminal hackers are targeting US nuclear power plants, but says the government has resources to safeguard the nation's electric grid.

Global wave of cyberattacks hit India's largest port

2017-06-28 14:50

A wave of cyberattacks wreaking havoc across computer systems worldwide have disrupted operations at India's largest container port, the government says.

Cyber attacks: how your devices can be used

2017-05-21 20:00

In the world of the internet of things so-called "ransomware" attacks could have as their source something mundane and present in ever more modern households.

What we currently know about the global cyberattack

2017-05-17 16:22

As danger from the global cyberattack continues to fade, analysts are starting to assess the damage.

Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

2017-05-17 08:34

More cyber attacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, South Korean cyber security experts warned as fingers pointed at the North.

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

2017-05-16 18:00

A South Korean cyber security expert says there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack.

Cyberattack: Know the jargon

2017-05-15 22:56

From ransomware to kill switch, here are explanations of some of the terms used in stories on the massive attack by the WannaCry worm.

Japan wakes up to global 'ransomware' cyber attack

2017-05-15 15:15

Japan has fallen victim of a global "ransomware" cyber attack that has created chaos in 150 countries.

Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of PCs

2017-05-15 12:18

"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30 000 institutions, including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack.

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