ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

6 tips to prevent 'whaling' cyber attacks

2016-02-10 14:34

Cyber criminals are increasing in sophistication and scale of attacks delivered primarily via e-mail, says a security company.

Obama seeks to bolster cybersecurity

2016-02-09 19:34

US President Barack Obama has unveiled an effort to bolster the government's cybersecurity amid a growing threat from hackers.

Hacked Uber accounts 'worth more' than stolen credit cards

2016-02-04 10:34

Stolen accounts for online services like Uber and PayPal are worth more than credit card information on the Deep Web, a security company has found.

Beefed-up banking malware stalks smartphones

2016-01-25 12:35

Cyber criminals have updated mobile malicious software to steal financial information, according to an internet security company.

Zuma, other leaders easy target for hackers in Davos

2016-01-20 12:19

As world leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, they should ensure that their mobile phones are secure as cyber criminals stalk them, says a security company.

Password hacks as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6

2016-01-20 09:54

Even after tens of millions of people had online accounts hacked, many internet users still rely on easily guessed passwords.

BlackBerry rejects hacked phone claim

2016-01-15 08:56

The smartphone maker has rejected reports that its device security has been compromised.

Hackers target 'easy' African countries

2015-12-22 13:41

Eight countries in Africa are among the top 20 targeted globally out of 140 countries examined, a security company has found.

MTN, Vodacom warn on billing scam

2015-12-18 07:20

Phone calls to prepaid users from people claiming to represent Vodacom or MTN and demanding payment of over R2 500 is likely a scam, service providers have warned.

How to check your password strength

2015-12-17 10:05

A simple password is broken in less than a second but a more complicated one with upper and lower case letters, digits and symbols could take over 10 000 centuries.

 

New barcode tech enables unbanked e-commerce

2016-02-10 06:00

Unbanked consumers in South Africa can now shop online thanks to an innovation in barcode technology.

Globalisation helps cyber crooks

2016-02-05 11:48

Globalisation is giving cyber criminals an opportunity to launch attacks in vulnerable African countries as a springboard to international targets, says a security company.

International spammer gets jail time

2016-02-02 12:36

A man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to US and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.

10 held for Bitcoin money laundering

2016-01-21 10:39

Dutch police have arrested 10 people in the Netherlands as part of an international probe into money-laundering through sales of the shadowy virtual currency Bitcoin, prosecutors have said.

Zuma, other leaders easy target for hackers in Davos

2016-01-20 10:52

As world leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, they should ensure that their mobile phones are secure as cyber criminals stalk them, says a security company.

SA banks 'coping' amid global cybercrime wave

2016-01-18 09:26

Local banks are investing in cybercrime defence as financial institutions globally face an increasing trend of cyber theft, an international survey has found.

Court rules Kim Dotcom eligible for US extradition

2015-12-23 13:23

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is eligible for extradition to the US to face charges of copyright infringement, money laundering and racketeering, a court has ruled.

MTN, Vodacom warn on billing scam

2015-12-18 07:29

Phone calls to prepaid users from people claiming to represent Vodacom or MTN and demanding payment of over R2 500 is likely a scam, service providers have warned.

Carter admits e-mail 'mistake'

2015-12-17 21:12

Defence Secretary Ash Carter has admitted using a personal e-mail account to conduct some US government business during his first months on the job.

Cybersecurity policy finally published

2015-12-11 18:04

The State Security Department’s National Cybersecurity Policy Framework, which was approved by Cabinet in 2012, has finally been published.

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