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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Regulator probing SkyNews e-mail hacking

2012-04-23 14:00

Britain's media regulator says it has launched an investigation into SkyNews, which has admitted twice hacking into e-mails to generate a story.

Man sentenced for Postbank cyber heist

2012-03-20 18:31

A man involved in the Postbank cyber heist has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by the Hoopstad Magistrate's Court in the Free State.

YouPorn chat service compromised

2012-02-23 07:26

The YouPorn chat service has been taken offline after user data was compromised.

Bank fraud more lucrative than drugs

2011-08-16 07:06

Some criminals now make more money from internet bank fraud than drug cartels are earning from their illegal activities.

SA ranks high in cyber crime

2011-03-27 16:30

More than R1bn is estimated to have been lost in SA over the past three years owing to criminal activities conducted over the internet.

Less online banking fraud in SA

2010-04-27 09:20

Internet banking fraud has declined as security efforts pay off, according to a new report.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Anonymous 'defaces' Chinese websites

2012-04-05 22:41

The hacking group Anonymous has claimed it has hacked 300 Chinese websites in recent days, including government and commercial sites, in protest at web censorship in the country.

Cabinet approves cyber security plan

2012-03-08 15:43

The Cabinet has approved a national cyber security policy framework for South Africa, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.

Identity fraud rise tied to smartphones

2012-02-22 22:28

Nearly 12 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2011, an increase of 13% over 2010, according to a new report.

Call in the Russians

2011-06-16 00:00

The battle against cyber criminals is becoming increasingly important as attacks on personal bank accounts are on the up and the kind of activity being experienced over recent months has potentially serious real-life implications.

Infectious links

2011-04-14 00:00

People have been trained to click on links. We know by now – I hope – we should never access links in emails claiming to be sent from our bank and other financial institutions. However, on Facebook and Twitter users will often click on a link without even reading the context.

SA ranks high in cyber crime

2011-03-27 13:02

More than R1bn is estimated to have been lost in SA over the past three years owing to criminal activities conducted over the internet.

British hacker loses case

2009-10-09 19:01

A British "UFO eccentric", wanted in the US for breaking into Nasa and Pentagon computers lost his latest battle to avoid extradition.

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