Chinese ask Kenya to extradite 76

2015-01-22 18:38

Kenya is considering a request from Beijing to extradite 76 Chinese nationals charged with cyber crime for trial in their homeland.

How to avoid being scammed online

2015-01-20 06:00

With online scams and frauds increasing on online classifieds sites, OLX has highlighted the best ways to avoid being caught out.

Watch out for this WhatsApp 'scam'

2015-01-16 09:21

Responding to an SMS that advertises WhatsApp add-ons or updates could cost you hundreds of rands per month.

Sony's PlayStation Network 'gradually coming back'

2014-12-27 18:08

Sony was still struggling Saturday to fully restore its online PlayStation system, three days after the Christmas day hack that also hit Microsoft's Xbox.

Sony hack a 'practice run'

2014-12-19 13:40

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids.

Sony hackers demand movie be blocked

2014-12-09 08:57

A group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded that the company cancel the release of a movie.

Govt clamping down on cyber crime - expert

2014-12-02 21:15

There are a number of indications that government is clamping down on cyber criminals, according to an expert.

Hackers empty Mexican town's coffers

2014-11-23 14:45

Hackers have left a small Mexican town penniless after breaking into its bank accounts and stealing more than $500 000, officials says.

US military system safe from hackers

2014-11-18 05:00

A Pentagon spokesperson says none of the military's systems have been affected by a cyber attack on the State Department's unclassified email systems.

Public rush to aid victim of iPhone scam

2014-11-06 10:50

Singaporeans outraged by an electronics shop that left a Vietnamese tourist in tears after a phone-sale scam have raised thousands of dollars to compensate him.

Snapchat hack exposes flawed security

2014-10-15 10:30

The prospect of Snapchat photos hitting the internet has driven home a simple fact: The mobile app's core feature is flawed.

Kmart is latest victim of US retail data breach

2014-10-12 18:15

Kmart says a data breach of its systems has compromised some customers' data in the latest cyber security attack against a major US store.

Hack exposes Apple blunder before iPhone launch

2014-09-03 07:48

The recent leak of racy celebrity photos put Apple in the unusual position of having to mend its image just days before a product launch.

Hacker: Passenger jets at risk of cyber attack

2014-08-04 13:31

Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment systems.

Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

2014-07-04 13:03

Internet hackers have taken over an Israeli army Twitter account, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.

Cyber fugitive Dotcom mocks authorities

2014-03-25 14:21

Kim Dotcom, one of the world's most wanted cyber fugitives, gloats over a deal that will see a cloud storage firm listing on the New Zealand stock exchange.

Exchange controls might go

2014-02-26 10:05

Exchange controls might finally be scrapped in budget 2014, says Kevin Hurwitz, chief executive officer of South Africa.

Cyber crime decreasing

2013-11-05 10:51

The number of people who fall victim to cyber crime has dropped, but the average cost per victim has risen by 50%, an annual study has found.

Hackers ask Feds to stay away from Def Con

2013-07-11 15:07

The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the first time in its 21-year history.

Cyber crime spooks banks most

2013-06-12 19:35

Worries over hacking and other cyber attacks has pushed aside the eurozone crisis as the top risk for Britain's banks.

Hackers disrupt Mexico ministry website

2013-01-17 10:56

Hackers have claimed a cyber attack on the Mexican defence ministry website, posting a manifesto from the Zapatista rebel group for two hours.

More people in SA victims of cyber crime

2012-11-04 16:06

Over the past 12 months the direct cost associated with consumer cyber crime in SA was R3.7bn, with more people targeted through social media.

Microsoft warns on IE security flaw

2012-09-18 08:25

Microsoft has moved into damage control mode after newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack.

Israel behind Iran assassinations: Book

2012-07-09 11:02

A new book claims Israel's spy agency dispatched assassins into Iran, as part of a campaign to sabotage the country's disputed nuclear programme.


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Nigerian man arrested in US online dating scam

2015-01-19 15:20

Nigerian man arrested in online dating scam; used US official's photo in profile

BlackBerry phones came to Sony’s rescue after hack

2015-01-02 09:14

The beleaguered entertainment company dug up old BlackBerrys to use after Sony’s computers and landlines went down and company email was unusable.

T-Mobile to pay $90m to settle fraud charges

2014-12-21 17:19

T-Mobile has agreed to pay at least $90m to settle US government claims that it billed customers with bogus charges, according to US regulators.

A look at North Korea's cyber war capabilities

2014-12-18 15:11

The secretive country has been linked to the controversial Sony hack, but what capabilities does North Korea have when it comes to inflicting cyber attacks?

North Korea 'among suspects' in Sony hack

2014-12-03 09:45

US investigators are considering multiple suspects, including North Korea and other nations, in their investigation into a cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Gautrain IT technician denies fraud charges

2014-12-02 15:39

Information technology technician Obakeng Israel Busang on Tuesday denied involvement in defrauding the SA Post Office and the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA).

British banks on red alert for hackers

2014-11-19 19:16

In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers.

One arrested in first Bitcoin fraud case

2014-11-06 20:05

A New York prosecutor says the federal government has brought its first Bitcoin securities fraud case, accusing a man of engineering a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme.

Major hacking attack in US looms - poll

2014-10-30 05:10

Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.

Microsoft licence scam investigated

2014-10-17 14:38

Romanian prosecutors have carried out 56 searches in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences.

Banks battle to stem cyber crime

2014-10-14 19:44

Banks are fighting an uphill battle to protect themselves and their client accounts from cyber attacks and social media isn't making the fight any easier.

Hack-proof your life with these easy tips

2014-10-07 12:38

As cyber criminals continue to attack devices in order to gain valuable financial information, users are required to up their security strategy.

Govt action needed against cyber threats

2014-08-10 19:27

Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avert disaster.

Hackers can tap USB devices

2014-07-31 19:49

USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks, researchers say.

Cyber crime costs world $445bn a year

2014-06-09 13:16

Cyber crime hurts trade and innovation with business losses from intellectual property theft topping the $160bn loss to individuals from hacking, says a report.

McAfee: Cybercriminals nesting in 'Dark Web'

2014-03-10 12:17

US Internet security specialist McAfee says cybercriminals are getting comfortable in the "Dark Web", where they test and distribute malware for online thievery.

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.

Protect your business from cyber crime

2013-10-23 20:39

Businesses need to focus on the threat posed by cyber crime as it has evolved into a national crisis, warns a law firm.

US to press China on cyber theft

2013-07-01 10:51

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will keep up pressure on China over cyber security, especially the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.

US target of huge cyber-espionage: Report

2013-02-11 11:00

The US intelligence community has concluded that America is the target of a massive cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening its competitiveness, says a report.

The next big scare

2012-12-04 07:20

As if computer viruses and cyber theft are not enough, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Woman sues man she unmasked through Google

2012-09-26 16:08

A business consultant who pieced together information from Google to learn about a man she says was fixating on her online has sued him in a New York court.

Pussy Riot supporter defaces court site

2012-08-21 11:01

A computer hacker has broken into the website of a Moscow court that sentenced Pussy Riot band members to jail, defacing its front page with obscenities, says a spokesperson.

South Korea paper hit by cyber attack

2012-06-11 09:32

A conservative South Korean newspaper has said it had been the victim of a major cyber attack, soon after North Korea threatened the paper over reports.

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