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.

Why did Netflix, Uber and the BBC crash all at once?

2015-10-16 07:43

Dozens of major websites including Netflix, Uber and the BBC went down simultaneously in some areas of the United States, but were soon back up again in most cases.

US officials expect robust talks with China on cyber, trade

2015-09-23 10:23

White House officials will seek to demonstrate during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that cracking down on theft of commercial secrets and promoting fair trade is in China's best interests in helping to sustain and grow the world's second-largest economy.

Turkish 'mastermind' of $55m cyber spree extradited

2015-06-25 12:23

A Turkish man has been extradited to the United States to face charges he organised three cyber attacks that resulted in $55m in losses to the global financial system.

Would you be easily fooled by an online dating scam?

2015-06-08 07:12

Online dating scams may be increasing in popularity, but a divorced Grabouw mother of three was buying none of her alleged scammer's charm.

How hackers exploit hotel Wi-Fi

2015-05-19 16:18

Poorly secured Wi-Fi networks at hotels are spurring on cyber criminals to swoop in and steal guests’ private information

Hackers shut down Nigeria electoral commission site

2015-03-28 22:03

A group calling itself the Nigerian Cyber Army has hacked into and shut down the electoral commission's website, warning officials not to rig the presidential election as accreditation for voting in the poll was under way.


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.

Concerns raised over SA cybersecurity law

2015-10-20 11:20

Legal experts have raised the possibility of potential problems with South Africa's cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill, which is open for public comment.

Elderly biggest victims as Britain reports five million fraud cases

2015-10-15 21:01

Elderly people are the biggest victims of an estimated 5 million fraud cases annually in Britain, a survey has shown.

China arrests 15 000 for online crimes

2015-08-19 11:22

Chinese authorities say police have arrested 15 000 people on suspicion of cybercrime, including hacking, online fraud and illegal sale of personal information.

Consumers see red over Coca-Cola phishing scams

2015-06-12 14:26

Scam emails and text messages that try to trick consumers into thinking that they have won a UK Coca-Cola lottery draw has Fin24 users annoyed.

Cyber criminals want your medical data

2015-06-06 15:46

Whoever was behind the latest theft of personal data from US government computers, they appear to be following a new trend - targeting valuable medical records.

Proposed regulations ‘threaten’ local ISPs’ neutrality

2015-05-11 14:03

New laws could undermine internet service providers and harm online freedoms, says a local association.

Why are global companies not investing in cybersecurity?

2015-03-05 17:43

Data thefts make big headlines but rarely hit the bottom line, creating a risk that companies won’t invest enough to beef up their cybersecurity.

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