ARTICLES RELATING TO CYBERCRIME

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.

Heart-breaking video highlights cyber bullying

2015-03-20 10:11

A clip intended to illustrate the dangers of cyber bullying has received a welcome reception online.

Honey trap lures hackers

2015-03-17 07:54

The Britain-based computer security firm Sophos is setting a virtual trap for hackers this week at the world's largest information technology fair in Hanover.

Online dating scammer in Cape Town court

2015-03-10 07:45

A man accused of committing fraud through an online dating scam is expected to appear in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

US urges Lenovo to remove buggy 'Superfish' program

2015-03-09 10:16

The US government has advised Lenovo Group customers to remove Superfish , a program pre-installed on some Lenovo laptops.

Authorities bust major botnet network

2015-02-26 13:24

A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than three million computers in Indonesia, India and other countries has been disrupted.

Recycled ID crime spikes in SA

2015-02-25 12:01

Scams involving criminals working with corrupt officials to recycle identities of deceased persons are on the rise in South Africa, says a security expert.

Apple Mac no guarantee of internet safety

2015-02-24 11:53

Just because you have an Apple Mac it does not mean that you are insulated from cyber threats, a new survey has found.

 

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.

New bugs uncovered in encryption software

2015-03-20 08:12

New bugs in the widely used encryption software known as OpenSSL have been disclosed.

Germany backs end-to-end encryption for email

2015-03-11 08:17

Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers.

Court battle looms over Sona signal jamming

2015-03-09 10:17

South African media houses will urgently seek a court order preventing security agencies from blocking communication signals.

'Freak attack' stalks Apple, Android browsers

2015-03-04 07:48

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "Freak attack".

FBI aware of several country-linked cyber threat groups

2015-02-26 08:32

The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official has said.

Mobile sharing is daring the bad guys

2015-02-25 09:25

South Africans take their ubuntu ideology too far when it comes to their smartphones with nearly half taking absolutely no precautions with personal data.

Lenovo says sorry over flawed 'Superfish' adware

2015-02-20 15:00

Lenovo has apologised to consumers who have the Superfish adware on computers the company produced.

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