ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

Govt to finalise cyber security policy

2015-05-06 13:24

The government wants to step up its fight against cybercrime as it plans to finalise a cyber security policy this year.

Cyber criminals turn to 'sextortion' blackmail

2015-04-24 11:12

Cyber crooks have resorted to a new technique to exploit people for money, according a security company.

China cyber security rules could backfire, says Huawei

2015-04-22 16:25

China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, Huawei's rotating CEO Eric Xu has said.

Iran poses growing cyber threat to US - study

2015-04-17 14:25

Iran poses a growing threat to America's computer networks and has launched increasingly sophisticated digital attacks and spying on US targets, according to a new report.

Google Malaysia service disrupted by hackers

2015-04-15 08:57

Internet users have been denied access to Google's Malaysia website and redirected to a hacked page.

Australia airport website hacked by IS

2015-04-13 07:45

An Australian airport website has gone offline after being taken over by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the jihadist group.

Lebanon 'source' of new spy software

2015-04-01 09:10

A security company has discovered a computer spying campaign that it said "likely" originated with a government agency or political group in Lebanon.

Quarter of SA unaware of mobile malware

2015-03-26 12:31

A large number of mobile phone users in South Africa do not understand the risks of cyber threats and expose themselves to cybercrime, a survey shows.

Cyber crooks turn to low-tech trickery

2015-03-25 16:19

Cybercriminals’ use of social engineering tactics to trick company employees into exposing key data has one local technology expert worried.

US, China, EU co-operate on cyber security rules

2015-03-20 12:25

The Obama administration is working to break down barriers to trade in technology and banking in China.

 

Google launches new online safety tool

2015-04-30 09:12

The search giant has launched a new tool designed to protect internet users from phishing attacks.

20% in SA think passwords have no value

2015-04-23 12:00

A significant percentage of South Africans are not aware of the value of their personal information such as passwords, a survey has found.

Hackers gaining upper hand in cybercrime

2015-04-22 07:45

Hackers and cyber thieves are outmanoeuvring the cyber security industry, which is stuck in a "Dark Ages" mindset.

Hackers could exploit aeroplane avionics

2015-04-17 12:37

Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the internet.

Cyber threat puts iPhones at risk

2015-04-13 12:32

Apple smartphones face a new threat that could give cyber criminals the ability to compromise networks, a security firm has said.

Capitec partners with home affairs to beat crime

2015-04-10 12:52

The bank has partnered with the department of home affairs in an effort to limit fraud against its customers.

SA police overwhelmed with ID theft - expert

2015-03-30 11:03

Identity crime in order to commit fraud in SA overwhelms an already stretched police force, says an expert.

Threat-sharing cyber security bill introduced

2015-03-26 07:29

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has introduced legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies.

The top SA banking malware is...

2015-03-25 12:52

South Africans conducting online transactions face a number of specific malware threats that are designed to compromise personal and financial information.

Cybercrime costs SA firms billions

2015-03-20 11:14

Local businesses have lost an estimated R5.8bn to digital fraudsters as breaches soar to alarming rates.

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