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How the Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom

2017-07-27 09:27

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill will affect every internet user in South Africa.

Cybersleuths unearth more clues on WannaCry origin

2017-05-23 14:53

Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec and FireEye have uncovered more evidence tying this month’s WannaCry global ransomware attacks to North Korea.

There are real cyber threats - Mahlobo on regulating social media

2017-04-01 13:26

State Security Agency minister David Mahlobo says his department's intentions in potentially regulating social media is to isolate the "real threats" posed by cybercrime.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

2017-03-02 15:08

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

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.

 

Ransomware becomes go-to hack as Bitcoin rallies, NSA tools leak

2017-06-28 15:16

A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks have shown that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals, fuelled by powerful leaked US government exploits.

Alleged Russian hacker arrested in Spain at US request

2017-04-10 19:02

An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Barcelona at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the US presidential election.

Protecting your identity

2017-03-06 13:06

You protect your home and car with an alarm system. Your bank account has a pin number and your email account has a password for protection, but what precautions do you take when it comes to protecting your identity?

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.

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