ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBER CRIME
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Taking out a policy to protect a business from breaches is an increasing trend in South Africa, says an expert.

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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.

 
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More than 1 500 data breached led to almost one billion records being compromised in 2014 according to digital security firm Gemalto.

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With online scam and fraud affecting South African consumers and businesses on a daily basis, this infographic gives some interesting ways to create a safe environment.

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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.

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