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.

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.

Beware! Criminals may be tracking your activity based on your social media posts...

This expert warns against disclosing any personal information that could put them at increased risk of security threats or criminal activity.

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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.

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.

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.

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