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.


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.


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.


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).

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