CIA yanks personnel from US Embassy in Beijing

2015-09-30 22:13

The CIA has withdrawn a number of its personnel from the US Embassy in Beijing following two massive cyber attacks involving US government employee records, a report says.

Sextortion scammers turn to fake Facebook profiles

2015-09-26 07:59

You should be careful about accepting Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know offline as cyber criminals prowl social networks to sexually stalk potential victims.

Here are the top 10 website attacks

2015-09-22 17:00

Cyber criminals can make running a website a nightmare, but a few tips could help mitigate common cyber attacks.

5 tips to beat cyber crooks after your cash

2015-09-18 08:58

As cyber criminals target internet users for financial data, it becomes more important to ensure that you stay safe online.

Ashley Madison hack reveals all talk, little action

2015-08-28 10:09

If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action.

Ashley Madison hack 'a lesson' for SA firms

2015-08-24 13:39

The data dump by the Ashley Madison hackers is a warning to South African firms on the importance of securing client information, says a local expert.

Your credit card could fund cybercrime

2015-08-19 12:36

Cyber crooks use stolen credentials to pay for internet hosting services, says a security company.

China arrests 15 000 cybercriminals

2015-08-18 21:31

Chinese police have arrested 15 000 for suspected cybercrimes as a special operation gets underway.

Women less aware of cyber threats than men - survey

2015-08-11 12:59

A survey by security company Kaspersky Lab has found that 19% of women think that they may become victims of cyber crime compared to 25% of men.

Hackers hit German federal prosecutor website

2015-08-04 09:40

Hackers have blocked part of the German federal prosecutor's office, a spokesperson said, but she could not give any details about the scope of the attack.


How tech savvy are you?

2015-09-28 12:55

A security company has launched a quiz after a survey revealed that less than a quarter of internet users were able to identify phishing web pages.

SA 'most worried' about account hacking

2015-09-23 13:25

Theft of online accounts is one of the chief threats for internet users in South Africa, research suggests.

10 tips to stay anonymous online

2015-09-22 07:22

Hack attacks, international espionage and corporate marketing have thrust open the danger of your online identity being compromised.

WhatsApp hack leaves millions vulnerable

2015-09-12 15:29

Millions of WhatsApp users could still be vulnerable thanks to a flaw in the popular messaging application that allows hackers to send malicious code.

Fake 'Google sweepstakes' scam targets SA

2015-08-26 09:24

Cyber crooks are engaged in a scam targeting South Africans that seeks to extract user information.

Companies are failing to prevent hacking - study

2015-08-21 15:19

Financial firms are more interested in mitigating cyber attacks than preventing them, a new survey has found.

Hackers dump cheating website data

2015-08-19 08:17

Hackers have followed through on a threat to release online a huge cache of data, including customer information, that was stolen from

Hackers, traders score insider-trading profit

2015-08-13 07:36

A group of mainly US-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine have made as much as $100m in illegal profits.

Hackers steal 1 billion personal data points - IBM

2015-08-04 13:16

Cyber crime is costing businesses a fortune as data leaks hamper business growth, says a study that seeks to quantify the losses.

Trust in SA institutions leads to ID theft - expert

2015-07-29 12:51

The trust South Africans place in state and private institutions may make people more vulnerable to identity theft, says a local expert.

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