ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBER CRIME

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore on love scam alert

2017-02-13 17:32

Love may be in the air on Saint Valentine's Day but authorities in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore has warned of a growth in online scams cheating lonely people out of their savings.

Half of online theft victims get money back - research

2017-01-30 11:16

Only half of the victims of online financial cybercrimes are likely to retrieve their money back, according to latest research by global security company Kaspersky Lab.

State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill

2017-01-19 15:42

Government says the cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency to control the internet or spy on local users.

Don’t be a victim of cyber crime

2016-09-19 09:29

Whether South Africans know it or not, cyber crime is on the increase. According to the 2013 Norton Report, South Africa has the third highest number of cyber crime victims worldwide.

Fingerprint authentication coming to SA bank cards

2016-07-26 14:34

The Payments Association of South Africa has introduced a new standard that would see fingerprint authentication for card payments becoming a reality in the near future.

8.8 million South Africans hit by cyber crime - study

2016-07-07 10:33

Almost 9 million South Africans were victims of cyber crime in the last year, according to a study by internet security company Norton.

Durban Christian Centre warns of scam after fire

2016-06-09 16:04

A bogus advertisement has been posted online, appealing for funds to repair the burnt down Durban Christian Centre Jesus Dome, church officials have warned.

Cambodia rounds up Chinese at casino

2016-03-03 19:41

Police in Cambodia say 38 Chinese wanted by authorities in their home country are facing deportation after being arrested at a casino in the western border town of Poipet.

Hacker attack blacks out BBC website

2016-01-01 07:18

Hackers have brought down the BBC's websites for several hours in a large-scale hacking attack, says the British public broadcaster.

What SA is doing to tackle cyber crime

2015-11-04 11:07

The country is taking certain steps to safeguard its cyber landscape, says an expert.

 

Dutch want maximum term for cyber bully

2017-02-10 05:28

Dutch prosecutors have called for almost 11 years behind bars for a man accused of a global cyber-bullying racket which coaxed young girls into posing naked and then blackmailing them.

'Sextortion' cyberbully on trial

2017-01-25 18:25

A man accused of a world-wide cyberbullying racket that got young girls to pose naked before blackmailing has gone on trial in Amsterdam.

Pay with your phone using your fingerprint ID

2016-10-16 07:25

As financial fraud continues to be a threat, South African banks are responding by moving into an era where your plastic bank card will no longer be used directly.

"Headphones" teen girl has best response to online jerks

2016-08-25 12:23

After seeing sexual social media comments on her innocent pic of headphones, this teen went viral showing everyone how jerks aren't provoked, they're just jerks.

Watch out for these online banking scams

2016-07-22 11:48

Local internet users can do more to protect themselves from falling victim to online banking crimes, says a local banking body.

Two-thirds of companies hit by insider data theft

2016-06-27 14:16

As businesses spend billions of dollars a year trying to protect their data from hacking that’s costing trillions, they face another threat closer to home: data theft by their own employees.

Welcome to the world of cyber insecurity - expert

2016-04-07 19:55

Cybercrime is probably one of the fastest growing businesses and the estimated value of data breaches is likely to increase to $2trn by 2019.

British teen linked to hacking of US spy masters

2016-02-13 11:24

British police say they have arrested a teenager on hacking charges, which included hacking the personal accounts of top US intelligence officials.

China blamed as Australia's weather bureau hacked

2015-12-02 09:45

Australia's weather bureau has been hit by a major cyber attack, a report says, with insiders blaming the breach on China and saying it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix.

US Senate approves major cybersecurity bill

2015-10-28 09:23

A majority of the US Senate easily passed legislation aimed at bolstering the country's cyber defence.

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